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Congressman Brown Statement After Republicans Pass TrumpCare

May 4, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) released the following statement after House Republicans passed their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act by a razor-thin margin:

“This is a shameful day for the House. The GOP burned the midnight oil and horse-traded behind closed doors to rush this bill to the floor to blindly fulfil a campaign promise and give this inept Administration a desperately needed political victory. But this bill is a disgrace. We are kicking 24 million Americans off their health insurance; increasing costs for veterans, seniors and middle class families; ending Medicaid as we know it; and eliminating protections for 326,000 people in Maryland’s Fourth District with pre-existing conditions. No matter how many band-aids the GOP puts on TrumpCare, we are now forcing Americans - who might get sick or ever need our healthcare system - to fend for themselves while we give the wealthy a huge tax cut.

“Health care is a right. Despite today’s vote, I will not give up and I will not give in. I will keep fighting every day for the sick, for our seniors, for women and for working families. I urge the Senate to reject this bill, and work in a bipartisan fashion to actually lower costs and increase coverage for more Americans.”

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