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Napolitano's Statement on Senate Republicans' Heartless TrumpCare Bill

June 22, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement after Senate Republicans released their version of TrumpCare:

“After dismissing the healthcare bill passed by their House counterparts, Senate Republicans worked for weeks in secret on their own bill to no avail. Today they made public for the first time a bill that is just as mean and devastating to San Gabriel Valley children, seniors, and hardworking families.

“This latest version of TrumpCare guts Medicaid, the largest provider of mental health services and a safety net for many Californians; eliminates the Essential Health Benefits package, which includes prescription drugs, hospitalization, and mental health and substance use disorder services; and weakens critical protections for those with pre-existing conditions, like Bipolar disorder, Cancer, or Diabetes. It strips from hardworking families the peace of mind they have enjoyed thanks to the Affordable Care Act, while empowering insurance companies to again deny people basic coverage.

“What Senate Republicans drafted may have appeared like a health care bill behind closed doors, but in broad daylight we see it for what it is—a massive tax cut for the wealthiest few. Whether jammed through the House or written secretly in the Senate, TrumpCare is a horrible deal for San Gabriel Valley families and millions of Americans. I urge all my Senate colleagues to reject this heartless piece of legislation.”

 

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