Wasserman Schultz on TrumpCare Bill Failure on Senate Floor

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Washington, DC, July 26, 2017 | comments
The vote was a craven political ploy that will stress markets and kitchen tables around the country. It puts Republicans one step closer to taking health insurance away from millions, stripping basic protections away from millions more, and raising costs for hardworking Americans.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL23) released the following statement today after the Senate’s TrumpCare bill later failed last night on the Senate floor:

“Republican Senators voted yesterday to move forward with their misguided plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Hours later, because their bills are so harmful to millions of Americans, they could not produce the support needed to replace this historic legislation which made it possible for 20 million more Americans to get insurance, and tens of millions more to find peace of mind with coverage that’s affordable and can’t be denied due to illness.

The vote was a craven political ploy that will stress markets and kitchen tables around the country. It puts Republicans one step closer to taking health insurance away from millions, stripping basic protections away from millions more, and raising costs for hardworking Americans.

Let me be clear: this repeal attempt is cruel at its core and I will oppose it every chance I get. All Americans deserve access to quality, affordable health care and it is time for Republicans to put an end to this destructive effort and work with us to update and improve the Affordable Care Act.”

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