Velázquez on Latest Trumpcare Bill
Washington, DC –Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) issued the following statement today regarding Graham-Cassidy, the latest Republican effort in the U.S. Senate to roll back the Affordable Care Act, implement ‘Trumpcare’ and deprive more than 30 million Americans of healthcare:
“New Yorkers and the American people have sent a resounding message to Washington – we do not want Trumpcare and we reject efforts to take away the basic protections included in the Affordable Care Act. A recent study found that, under this latest Republican proposal, within ten years, New York would lose $33 million from its healthcare funding.
“Several Republican Senators took politically courageous votes in rejecting previous iterations of this abysmal legislation. I encourage them to keep opposing proposals that would so profoundly hurt the working families they purportedly represent. Republican leadership is looking to rush this measure through, without even an analysis by the independent Congressional Budget Office showing how many Americans might lose coverage.
“Make no mistake -- the latest version of Trumpcare would end Medicaid as we know it and gut commonsense protections that millions of Americans rely on to ensure they have basic health coverage. The Senate should not vote on this bill but, if they do, and if it should pass, I will do everything in my power in the House to oppose it.”