Congressman DeSaulnier calls ‘Trumpcare’ passage ‘shocking, sad’

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Congressman DeSaulnier calls 'Trumpcare' passage 'shocking, sad'
House Majority Speaker Paul Ryan calls passage of the latest health care bill a victory, but Democrats say it would cost lives.

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628) by a vote of 217-213 on Thursday — legislation that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare — Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, who represents the Richmond area, made this statement:

Congressman DeSaulnier:

“What took place on the floor of the House of Representatives is shocking, sad, and will—with no hyperbole—if passed by the Senate result in people dying. Under Trumpcare, 24 million Americans will be kicked off their health insurance, those living with pre-existing conditions ranging from cancer to autism will witness their premiums skyrocket, seniors will be forced to pay 5 times more for their health care than the average American, and 30 million children will lose critical services by cutting Medicaid, all in the name of massive tax cuts for the wealthy.” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

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