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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

McCollum Releases Video Update on House Republicans’ Disastrous Health Care Bill

March 22, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released a video update to Minnesota’s Fourth District on Wednesday warning constituents that House Republicans’ health care bill spells disaster for Minnesota children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities.

“President Trump and Speaker Ryan are rushing because Minnesotans and Americans continue to learn how harmful this bill really is,” Congresswoman McCollum said in the video update. “I’ve heard from many people in our district and around our country. We all understand that the House Republicans' health care bill is a disaster for our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.”

Congresswoman McCollum strongly opposes the House Republicans’ bill, the so-called American Health Care Act. Independent analysis has found that the bill will leave 24 million more Americans uninsured, cause insurance premiums to increase – especially for seniors, lead to rationing of Medicaid, and weaken Medicare.

“I will be voting NO tomorrow, as will my House Democratic colleagues,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “Now is the time for Republicans to reject this horrible health care bill and instead work with us to guarantee all Americans have quality, affordable health care.”

The full text of Congresswoman McCollum’s video update is below:

Hello, I’m Congresswoman Betty McCollum and I want to give you an update on health care.

House Republicans are working right now force their bill through the House tomorrow.

President Trump and Speaker Ryan are rushing because Minnesotans and Americans continue to learn how harmful this bill really is. 

At least 24 million Americans will lose health insurance.

Older Americans will be forced to pay higher premiums for their coverage.

Medicaid will be gutted, meaning rationed health care for children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

And Medicare will be weakened, jeopardizing benefits for seniors.

The only winners? Billionaires and insurance company executives who get massive tax breaks from this Republican bill.

I’ve heard from many people in our district and around our country. We all understand that House Republicans' health care bill is a disaster for our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

I will be voting NO tomorrow, as will my House Democratic colleagues.

But we cannot do it alone. Now is the time for Republicans to reject this horrible health care bill and instead work with us to guarantee all Americans have quality, affordable health care.