Press Release: HCAN to Fight Unconscionable Senate Vote

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407 

HCAN to Fight Unconscionable Senate Vote

Washington, D.C. – Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now, released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to move forward on some version of the GOP repeal bill.

“This vote was an unconscionable partisan political act of the worst kind. It was a vote to strip health care away from millions of Americans, increase costs for millions more, end Medicaid as we know it and weaken consumer protections – all to give tax breaks to the very wealthy and drug and insurance companies. To characterize the Motion to Proceed vote as anything other than a vote to take away America’s health care would be disingenuous at best.

“The public has overwhelmingly rejected every single version of repeal, and we will continue to fight arm-in-arm with Americans from red states and blue states to make our voices even louder and clearer for any senators who have not already gotten the message. 

“Instead of trying to claim political ‘wins’ that destroy America’s health care, Congress should work in a bipartisan way to expand access to affordable care.”

 

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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.