Schumer Statement on Latest Version of Graham-Cassidy

September 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on the latest version of the Graham-Cassidy bill:

“Despite an attempt to appear to add money for a select few states, this bill is just as bad for those states and the rest of the states because it still contains a massive cut to Medicaid, and would throw our health insurance system into chaos while raising premiums. It still takes away protections for those with preexisting conditions and further weakens consumer protections.

“Rather than making haphazard, last-minute changes to a partisan bill that won't be scored by the CBO in time for a vote, we should resume the bipartisan negotiations between Senators Murray and Alexander. We Democrats remain ready and eager to work with our Republican colleagues to improve our health care system.”