Statement from DFL Chairman Ken Martin on CBO Report on TrumpCare

Statement from DFL Chairman Ken Martin on
CBO Report on TrumpCare

“The Republicans have fooled themselves into thinking that healthcare for some is good enough. From Trump to Republicans in both the House and Senate, the GOP promised that their health care bill will be better than the Affordable Care Act. But since the introduction of TrumpCare, the Republican answer to the Affordable Care Act seven years in the making, we’ve learned that this simply isn’t the case.

“While Democrats believe a good health care bill treats health care as a right, and not a privilege, Republicans like Congressman Jason Chaffetz are on record comparing health care to a luxury. Before the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of Americans died every year from preventable and treatable causes just because they didn’t have health insurance to pay for care. Does that sound like a life of luxury to you? Under TrumpCare we will return to these dark days where Americans die needlessly because they can’t afford care.

“So while the Republicans ignore the rise in premiums for older Americans and slash coverage for 14 million by 2018, remember that they’ve railed against the Affordable Care Act for 7 years and promised something better. Not only is this plan worse, but Republicans are too blinded by pride to see how dangerous it is.”

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