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McGovern Statement on GOP Passage of Trumpcare

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Washington, May 4, 2017 | comments
Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) released the following video statement to constituents in Massachusetts in response to today’s vote by House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act, take health insurance away from millions of Americans, and cause health costs to increase for families across the country. Click here to view and download Congressman McGovern’s video statement.

“Today House Republicans turned their backs on millions of Americans by voting to pass Trumpcare and repeal the Affordable Care Act. This bill throws 24 million Americans off their health insurance, cuts Medicaid by $880 billion, and gives a huge tax cut to the richest people in our country. It cuts Medicare, it does away with essential health benefits like maternity care, and it also, I’m sad to say, takes away protections for people with pre-existing conditions. It is an outrage, an abomination, and we need to stop it.

“The resistance needs to continue. We need to now look at the United States Senate. Our two senators, Senator Markey and Senator Warren are on the right side of this issue and they’re going to be fighting. 

“Healthcare ought to be a right in this country, not a privilege. We cannot allow this terrible excuse of a healthcare bill to become law. I’m going to stand with you and fight it every step of the way. We need to stop this.”

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Click Here to View and Download Congressman McGovern’s Video Statement

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