Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the House voting to pass its version of the Trumpcare bill:
“One year ago today, House Republicans voted to raise Americans’ health costs, push 23 million people off their health coverage, dismantle protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and impose a crushing age tax on older Americans. Families across America had shared heartbreaking stories of the suffering Trumpcare would inflict on them and their loved ones, but House Republicans refused to listen. Now, those families are once again speaking out to hold Republicans accountable for attacking their health care.
“Trumpcare was a billionaires’ tax cut disguised as a health care bill. Thankfully, the relentless courage and activism of the American people stopped Trumpcare in the Senate. But even after the collapse of Trumpcare, the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans have been cynically working to sabotage Americans’ health care, driving higher premiums and fewer choices for hard-working Americans. Instead of working in a bipartisan fashion to update and improve the Affordable Care Act, Republicans used the GOP tax scam to drive up health premiums for families across America.
“The relentless Republican assault on families’ health care is a raw deal for the American people. Democrats believe Americans deserve A Better Deal, including bold action to drive down the cost of prescription drugs that burdens seniors and families everywhere. Republicans should join Democrats to improve and update the Affordable Care Act, bring down Americans’ health care costs and expand the availability of affordable, quality coverage to more Americans.”
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