Chairman Crowley Statement on Senate Republicans’ Failure to Advance Trumpcare

July 18, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans failed to garner enough support to pass their disastrous health care repeal bill:

“The fight to secure Americans’ health care is far from over. For eight years, congressional Republicans have been fixated on one thing: dismantling the health care protections created by the Affordable Care Act and making health care much more expensive for working Americans. While it appears as if the latest iteration of Trumpcare, which would have stripped access to quality care from 22 million people, will not be voted on in the Senate, Democrats will resist any attempts to make health care harder to afford or of lesser quality for American families.

“Republicans are now considering repealing the Affordable Care Act with no plan in place to ensure that millions of individuals do not lose access to necessary health care coverage. This is the height of irresponsibility. It is time for Republicans to join Democrats at the negotiating table to put forward health care improvements that will benefit the hardest-working among us and stabilize insurance coverage in the U.S.”