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McCollum Statement on Collapse of Senate Trumpcare Legislation

July 18, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after the latest version of Trumpcare appeared to collapse in the United States Senate:

“For eight years, Republicans have worked to undermine the Affordable Care Act while selling voters a promise to repeal the law. Now, after creating a health care disaster for which they are entirely responsible, they are pulling a political bait-and-switch on the American people.

“The Trump-Pence-Ryan-McConnell plan for health care was never about helping Americans. Instead, it has always been about tax cuts for billionaires paid for by sabotaging the Affordable Care Act and terminating care for our children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities. Today, Trumpcare is collapsing under the weight of its cruelty and the American people’s resistance to this terrible legislation.

“Instead of pursuing even worse legislation to appease the far right, Republicans should drop their sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. They should finally join Democrats at the table and work with us on bipartisan legislation to improve and strengthen the Affordable Care Act for all Americans, especially those on the individual market.”