McCollum Statement on Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare Bill
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement about Senate Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“Just like House Republicans’ legislation, Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare bill takes away health care from children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities in order to give billionaires lavish tax breaks.
“Millions of Americans will lose their health coverage. Out-of-pocket costs will soar and essential consumer protections will be gutted. Older Americans will be forced to pay a crushing age tax, while women will see their access to care curtailed by the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Deep Medicaid cuts will hurt children, people with disabilities, seniors with long-term care needs, and our most vulnerable neighbors.
“Make no mistake: Trumpcare is mean. I will stand united with my Democratic colleagues and the vocal majority of Americans who oppose this disastrous bill. We must protect our health care.”