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Schumer Statement On Leader McConnell’s Comments That Republicans Support Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s comments that Republicans support protections for pre-existing conditions:

“If Republicans are serious about maintaining protections for people with pre-existing conditions, they should join us in urging the Trump administration to reverse their shameful decision to not defend the constitutionality of that vital provision that is already the law.

“Actions speak louder than words. So far, the Senate Republicans’ own legislation and the Trump administration’s actions prove that they’re hell-bent on sabotaging the system, driving up costs for American families, and undermining protections for pre-existing conditions. Republicans should instead work with Democrats now and throughout the summer to focus on lowering costs for the American people.”