Pelosi Statement on Senate GOP Trumpcare Updates

Jun 26, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans released updates to their discussion draft of Trumpcare:

“Republicans keep finding ways to make Trumpcare even more brutal and expensive for America’s working families.  Trumpcare’s new six month lock-out is a prescription for turning families’ momentary misfortune into a life-changing catastrophe.  

“Tens of millions of hard-working Americans experience a gap in health coverage every year, whether moving, changing jobs, or during an interruption at work.  Locking these Americans out of health coverage for six-months would expose millions of families to staggering health expenses.  A serious illness or an accident would doom these families to financial ruin at best, and months without treatment at worst. 

“If Republicans have their way, millions of hard-working people will be locked out of health care just to give billionaires a tax break.  Democrats are all hands on deck to defeat the mean, moral monstrosity of Trumpcare.”

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