Despite Their Pledge To “Repeal And Replace” The ACA, Republicans In Congress Would Make America Sick Again By Offering No Health Care Plan To The American People And Actually Dismantling Medicare And Medicaid And The ACAReckless GOP Plan Would Put Insurance Companies Back In Charge, Kick 30 Million Americans Off Their Insurance, Cut Medicare & Medicaid Health Benefits, Result In Huge Hikes In Costs Of Insurance & Prescription Drugs For All Families & More Senate & House Democrats: Republicans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following their meeting with President Barack Obama in the U.S. Capitol Building, Congressional Democrats, led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, Senator Bernie Sanders, Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Rep. Richard Neal, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said today that the Republican attempts to dismantle Medicare and Medicaid as well as the Affordable Care Act would make America sick again and create chaos instead of affordable care for millions of Americans. The push from Congressional Democrats comes as Republicans, including President-elect Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, Representative Tom Price, are leading the charge to start the process to cut Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act as early as next week.
Senate Democrats’ argued that the Republicans’ irresponsible plan would, among many other things, put insurance companies back in charge by repealing patient protections for every American who has insurance, cut Medicare and Medicaid health benefits, kick 30 million Americans off their insurance, leaving them unable to see their doctor, and result in huge hikes in costs of insurance and prescription drugs for every family. A more thorough list of the impact of Republicans’ plan can be found below.
“The republican plan to cut healthcare wouldn't make America great again, it would make America sick again,” said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. “It would lead to chaos instead of affordable care. Republicans would create calamity in the healthcare system because they are stuck between a rock and a hard place, and have no idea what to put in place of the affordable care act. Republicans should stop clowning around with the Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA that millions of hardworking Americans rely on.”
“After years of the GOP fevered, fact-free crusade against the Affordable Care Act, Republicans’ repeal and delay plan will have cold, hard consequences for millions of Americans,” said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “The GOP’s assault on Medicare, Medicaid and affordable health care will create chaos that will echo in the health coverage and costs of every American. We cannot allow Republicans to Make America Sick Again.”
Specifically, the Republicans’ irresponsible plan would: