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News Wednesday, Sep 13 2017

American Bridge Response to Graham-Cassidy-Heller Bill Presser

Sep 13, 2017

Republicans just can’t stop trying to gut Americans’ health care. Today, in a press conference announcing the Graham-Cassidy-Heller ACA repeal bill, which would take away health care from millions of Americans, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), Dean Heller (NV),  Ron Johnson (WI), and Former Senator Rick Santorum (PA) touted the plan.

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler offered the following response:

“Republicans like Dean Heller and Donald Trump are dead set on destroying health care in America and the proposal they unveiled today is just the latest example. They want to strip millions of Americans of their insurance, make health care more expensive, and end Medicaid as we know it – and the Graham-Cassidy-Heller scheme is the worst one yet. No matter how they try to spin it, there’s no denying the truth: Republicans are playing politics instead of helping the people they represent for partisan political gain. The American people will hold them accountable.”
Graham-Cassidy-Heller would have disastrous consequences for American families. In fact, it manages to make things even worse than the last five ACA repeal bills: it guts Medicaid with $2.6 trillion in cuts that would make the program unrecognizable to the Americans who count on it and weakens the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee that insurance plans cover the most basic, essential health benefits, such as hospitalization, pregnancy care, and prescription drugs.

President Trump has said he’ll sign the bill if it gets through Congress.

Published: Sep 13, 2017

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