Chairman Crowley Statement on Republicans’ Inability to Write a Healthcare Law That Doesn’t Strip Millions of Insurance Coverage

July 20, 2017

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office found that 22 million Americans would lose access to affordable and quality health care if Senate Republicans passed their latest version of Trumpcare:

“It is blatantly evident that Republicans never had a vision for how to improve our nation’s health care system. Any reforms to Obamacare should focus on improving access to care, reducing costs, and expanding coverage, but every analysis of Trumpcare says the GOP plans would punish seniors, hurt Americans with pre-existing conditions, put 22 million individuals at risk of losing coverage, and deal a devastating blow to hardworking American families.

“To continue to reintroduce the same bad health care bill again and again is the definition of irresponsibility. It’s time for Republicans to acknowledge that Americans are demanding a bipartisan solution to improve health care in this country.”