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Napolitano’s Statement on Graham-Cassidy TrumpCare Bill

September 25, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement on Senate Republicans’ latest iteration of TrumpCare, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill:

“Senate Republicans are at it again, trying to demolish the Affordable Care Act without a care of who gets hurt in the process. After abandoning bipartisan, good faith discussions on how to improve healthcare, they have put forth Graham-Cassidy, the worst version of TrumpCare yet!

“Their bill would erase the significant progress we have made in ensuring mental health parity in our healthcare system. It would allow states to opt out of covering mental health services, severely limiting access to life-saving treatment for millions of Americans. It also guts Medicaid, the largest provider of mental health services, through which 1 in 3 Californians receive care. Graham-Cassidy weakens protections and could even eliminate coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, like Bipolar disorder, Cancer, or Diabetes. The ACA ended discrimination by insurance companies, and we must not return to those dark ages.

“My constituents and the vast majority of Americans strongly rejected these attempts in recent months and will again. We implore Republicans to stop this dangerous bill, rejoin bipartisan talks, and work with us to improve our health care system for all.”

 

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