“To millions across this country who are terrified of what will happen, I would urge you: this is not over yet.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to the passage of TrumpCare in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“It is a dereliction of duty that Republicans passed this immoral, unconscionable bill that strips 24 million Americans of their health care, cuts $880 billion from Medicaid, and strips coverage from 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. This bill will raise premiums and deductibles for millions of Americans across our country to transfer almost $1 trillion dollars in tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires and corporations.
“It is difficult to imagine what world my Republican colleagues are in that they could vote yes on such a bill. I cannot imagine how they will go home and face grandmothers who will be kicked out of nursing homes or kids with asthma who will no longer be able to afford inhalers. I cannot imagine what they will say to women in their districts who will pay more for simply being women, or be barred from care if they have a C-section – which is now considered a pre-existing condition.
“To millions across this country who are terrified of what will happen, I would urge you: this is not over yet. Stay in the streets. Call your senators and tell them to vote no. When your Member of Congress comes home after voting yes, tell them exactly what you think of their cruel vote to strip health care from millions.
“I intend to continue to fight every single day to protect and expand health care and to hold those accountable who do not do so. We are so much better than this.”
Issues: Health Care