For Immediate Release: September 13, 2017
Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill is Latest Effort to Destroy America’s Health Care, Blow a Hole in State Budgets
Washington, DC – Health Care for America Now (HCAN) co-directors Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge released the following statement after Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) released their latest repeal bill:
“Republicans can dress up the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson repeal bill however they want, but it’s essentially the same as the previous terrible plans that Americans have overwhelmingly rejected and that failed on the Senate floor. Just like every other repeal bill Republicans have attempted to jam through Congress this year, this proposal will wreck America’s health care, blow up state budgets, take health care away from millions, and gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. This bill will eviscerate Medicaid, eliminate the tax credits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and rob states of precious health care funds.
“It’s time to end the desperate, reckless and partisan attempts to repeal the ACA. Instead, Congress should work to strengthen our health care markets and increase access to affordable care, as the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has started to do with its ongoing bipartisan hearings.”
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.