Pelosi Statement on Senate Version of Trumpcare
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans unveiled a discussion draft of Trumpcare:
“At long last, the public can read the Trumpcare discussion draft Republicans have worked so hard to hide from the American people. The President called the House Republican bill ‘mean,’ and now we know that Senate Republicans’ version is just as heartless and cruel.
“The Senate draft proves Trumpcare fundamentally means higher health costs, tens of millions of hard-working Americans losing health coverage, gutting key protections, a crushing age tax, and stealing from Medicare. In fact, Senate Republicans made the devastation to working families and seniors with long-term care needs on Medicaid even more severe – destroying jobs across America.
“Trumpcare will inflict vast suffering on veterans, rural communities, seniors, working families, women, and Americans with pre-existing conditions. Republicans would inflict all this cruelty just to hand hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to big corporations and the wealthy. Democrats will fight with all our strength to protect America’s families from the moral monstrosity of Trumpcare.”
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