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Neal Statement on TrumpCare Failure

March 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after House Republicans pulled a vote on the TrumpCare bill:

“Today the American people have spoken: the Republican health care bill is a complete disaster and total failure. The bill would have had devastating effects on millions of Americans, raising costs on low-income and middle-class families while giving enormous tax breaks to millionaires. It would have imposed an age tax on seniors and removed requirements that health plans must cover essential health benefits like prescription medications, hospitalization, and maternity care. From start to finish, Republicans drafted and negotiated this bill in secret with no input from Democrats or the American people. Today they learned the American people will not accept that, so Republicans had to pull the vote to avoid a defeat on the House Floor. I sincerely hope Republicans will now join Democrats to further expand affordable, quality health coverage to more Americans and build on the historic progress we made with the Affordable Care Act. We must focus on actually improving health care in this country, and I encourage my Republican colleagues to finally step up to the plate and work with us. The American people deserve it.”