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Indivisible Statement on Senate TrumpCare Bill

WASHINGTON - Today, Angel Padilla, policy director at the Indivisible Project, released the following statement on the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” Senate Republicans’ version of TrumpCare.

“Now that we’ve seen the Senate TrumpCare bill, Americans should ask themselves one simple question: Would this bill harm my family? Unless you are a giant corporation or super wealthy, the answer is clearly yes. The Senate bill keeps the same harmful effects of the House version–it rips coverage away from millions of Americans, eliminates protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and increases costs for middle-class families.

“On top of that, the bill would destroy the Medicaid program, which more than 70 million Americans rely on. Today, if you’re eligible for Medicaid, you can get it, guaranteed. This bill permanently caps funding for Medicaid, meaning eligible Americans could be stuck on waiting lists, left with inferior coverage, or denied vital coverage entirely, unsure of what the future holds.

“The bottom line is that Americans don’t support this bill. It is irredeemable and unfixable. If the well-being of their constituents is every senator’s priority, no senator should vote for this bill, period.”

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