Congressman Brady condemns House passage of Trumpcare

May 5, 2017 Issues: Health care

Philadelphia --- Today, Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) issued the following statement re the House passage of Trumpcare:  

 “This afternoon, the House GOP voted to make America sick again. And, I was proud to vote against this bill that takes away the basic right of our people to healthcare. It’s a sad day.

My office has been inundated with calls from worried constituents. We heard their concerns loud and clear, but the GOP has turned its back to the very real concerns of these voters. Trumpcare gives states waivers from the requirement to sell plans that cover essential services, including preventive care, prescription drug coverage, and mental health and addiction treatment. It discriminates against older Americans who could end up being charged five times more than other consumers. It puts people with pre-existing conditions at risk and may force them to accept inferior coverage and pay catastrophic fees. The legislation also cuts Medicare and Medicaid by more than $1 trillion.

If TrumpCare becomes law, all of America loses. And, the working poor and those with chronic illnesses will be devastated.”