Scott Statement on Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Bill

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after reports stated that Republicans are hoping to rush to a vote on their Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill with only a scant budget assessment, before the CBO can outline the full consequences of the bill for working families.

“I’m disappointed that Congressional Republicans and the administration have abandoned bipartisan efforts to bring greater stability to the Marketplaces for 2018. Rather than working collaboratively with Democrats to improve coverage and lower costs for hardworking Americans, Republicans have instead chosen to resurrect their ‘repeal and replace’ plan and continue to inject uncertainty into our health care system.

“Just like the other failed versions of Trumpcare before it, this latest proposal would leave families paying more for worse coverage, strip guaranteed protections from individuals with pre-existing conditions, and impose a crushing age tax. Americans across the country have made clear that they do not want Trumpcare, and they do not want Congressional Republicans and the administration to pursue a highly partisan path. Just yesterday, a group of ten bipartisan governors made their plea for Congress to work on a bipartisan way to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. I urge my colleagues to stop wasting taxpayer dollars with their repeal efforts and work together with Democrats, like the American public has asked them to do.”

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