FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 24, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATEMENT ON TRUMPCARE BILL
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford issued the following statement in response to House Republicans pulling the bill that seeks to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:
“TrumpCare would slash health coverage from 24 million Americans, raise costs and premiums, especially for older Americans, and dramatically worsen the opioid crisis by taking away coverage from 2.8 million Americans who suffer from a substance use disorder, all in order to give almost a trillion dollars in tax breaks to insurance company executives and the wealthiest Americans. And today’s bill, which was so cruel that the Republican majority couldn’t even pass it, would let insurance companies get away with not covering essential benefits, including maternity and pediatric care, mental health services and addiction treatment, prescription drugs, and even ambulance rides and visits to the doctor.
“It’s never been clearer what the Republican Party stands for: cutting rich people’s taxes and eliminating regulations for big corporations, no matter how much harm it does to the rest of us. Massachusetts Democrats will continue to lead the resistance to this destructive bill and the entire Republican agenda.”