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Congresswoman Waters Tells Republicans to Leave Trumpcare in the Trashcan Where it Belongs!

March 24, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Tells Republicans to Leave Trumpcare in the Trashcan Where it Belongs!


Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, issued a statement after Speaker Paul Ryan cancelled the vote on “Trumpcare,” Republicans’ bill to overhaul our nation’s health system, which had been scheduled for today in the House of Representatives. Her statement follows:


“I am delighted that House Republicans have cancelled their vote on Trumpcare, and I am so proud of my Democratic colleagues, health care advocates, and constituents from around the United States for our steadfast opposition to this terrible bill!


“Trumpcare would have caused 24 million Americans to lose their health coverage, slashed Medicaid by $880 billion, and caused millions of American families to pay more for less care.


“For older Americans, Trumpcare would have caused premiums, deductibles, and co-payments to skyrocket!  Those between the ages of 50 and 64 would have been forced to pay premiums five times higher than what others pay for the same coverage. This crushing age tax would have fallen on some of the most vulnerable members of our society, including people on fixed incomes and people who have serious health problems.


“I was especially appalled by the Republicans’ unconscionable attempt to hide a huge tax break for billionaires inside their so-called health legislation. Trumpcare would have given $600 billion in tax cuts to large corporations and wealthy people, including $2.8 billion to the 400 richest families in America.


“Despite the Republicans’ best efforts to hide Trumpcare’s tax cut from the American people, they could not hide the fact that Trumpcare was a ruthless assault on working families.


“I urge my Republican colleagues to leave Trumpcare in the trashcan where it belongs.”