Donald Trump’s signature agenda item just cratered. The good news: millions of people won’t lose their health insurance, health care costs won’t explode for seniors, the quality of employer-based coverage won’t rapidly decline, and basic services like prescription coverage, hospitalization, and newborn care will not be undermined — no thanks to Republicans in Congress or the White House.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s campaign is under FBI investigation for potentially colluding with Russian hackers, the situation in North Korea is spiraling out of control, and courts continue to block his unconstitutional travel ban.
American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement in reaction to Paul Ryan canceling the TrumpCare vote:
“Donald Trump is a failure who can’t deliver. After having the better part of a decade to produce a healthcare plan, all Trump and Republicans came up with was a $144 billion dollar tax cut for the rich – a bill so reckless that their own caucus rejected it. Trump betrayed everyone who voted for him with this bill that would boot 26 million Americans from their insurance and increase costs for seniors and working families. Now Republicans across the board will be held accountable.
“We are 9 weeks into Trump’s term and here’s where we stand: Trump is a weakened, scandal plagued President with record low approval numbers, his presidency is reeling, and he is bleeding support from his own party. The American people have learned that Trump isn’t capable of competently running the country and as a result, they are rightfully second guessing the decision to give him the keys to the government. This is a recipe for disaster for the GOP moving forward.”