Pallone on Trumpcare Senate Defeat
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement this morning after the Senate rejected the so-called “skinny” Trumpcare amendment:
“From the very beginning, every version of Trumpcare has been heartless. The American people were justifiably concerned about losing their health care, paying significantly more money for less care, and the prospect of being discriminated against due to a pre-existing condition. Despite all of the secrecy behind these plans, the American people were never fooled by Trumpcare, and they have consistently voiced their strong opposition to these cruel plans.
“With the Senate’s action early this morning, it is my hope that Republicans will abandon any thought of repealing the Affordable Care Act so that we can work together on bipartisan solutions to reduce costs and improve access to care.”