Indivisible Statement on Republicans’ Failure to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

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Indivisible Statement on Republicans’ Failure to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON - Today, Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg, co-executive directors of the Indivisible Project, issued the following statement on Senate Republicans’ failure to pass the Graham-Cassidy legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act by the September 30th deadline.

“Today, Indivisible and the rest of the resistance scored a major victory. Despite repeated attempts, Trump’s number one legislative priority remains a pipe dream nine months into this Congress. The unified conservative federal government’s attempt to strip health care away from millions failed for one simple reason: people across the country stood up and fought back.

“Graham-Cassidy was a terrible bill that the Senate GOP tried to jam through with no debate or public input. But terrible bills become law all the time. The difference this time was that constituents nationwide exercised their power, putting non-stop pressure on their senators — Republican and Democrat — to keep TrumpCare dead. Once more, they succeeded. Once more, the millions of Americans who stood to lose coverage under a GOP repeal plan breathed a sigh of relief, knowing they still had essential and life-saving health care.

“While we celebrate victory today, we know that the GOP will not abandon their mission to dismantle our health care system. The Trump Administration continues its unrelenting sabotage of the ACA, and McConnell may try to slip ACA repeal language into other upcoming bills. Indivisible groups across the country will stay vigilant and ready to defend against any future attack on our health care.”

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