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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Representing the 7th District of New York


Velazquez on TrumpCare

Velázquez on TrumpCare
March 23, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) spoke today on the House floor in opposition to the Republican healthcare plan or “TrumpCare”:

“Mr. Speaker, today, House Republicans are preparing to vote to rip away healthcare from 24 million Americans – 2.7 million of them in New York.  In my district, 122,000 people would lose coverage – including 12,700 children.  

“Those who do retain coverage will pay more for less – with deductibles and premiums skyrocketing.  

“This is what House Republicans plan to put on the floor today.  It is a plan that benefits the ‘healthy and the wealthy’ – while hurting everyone else. If you have a preexisting condition and your coverage lapses – under TrumpCare get ready to pay more. 

“Are you a senior? Good luck affording medical coverage if TrumpCare becomes law. You’re going to pay insurance companies five times more than younger people! 

“Mr. Speaker, the American people see this for what it is – a direct assault on the vulnerable, in order to give a tax cut to the wealthy and the healthy! Reject TrumpCare!”

Video of Ms. Velázquez’s remarks are available online here. 

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