Maloney Condemns House Passage of TrumpCare
Washington – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213.
“This plan is so bad I’ve spent weeks trying to figure out why anyone would support it. It causes 24 million people to lose health care, defunds Planned Parenthood, cuts off health care for millions of veterans, takes nearly $1 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid, and sticks older Americans with skyrocketing insurance bills, all to give another huge tax cut to the rich. The fact that these guys wrote a bill that does all this stuff -- on purpose -- is hard to get your head around.
“On what planet is it a good idea to allow insurance companies to kick folks with pre-existing conditions off their plans? Who wins when veterans, cancer patients, children with disabilities, pregnant mothers and victims of sexual assault have to pay thousands of dollars more to get worse health care plans that don’t actually cover anything?
“I’ve been saying since day one, we can bring down costs and make Obamacare work better, without making people pay more money for less coverage or kicking them off health insurance all together – but this sorry excuse for a bill is not the answer.”