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ROSEN VOTES AGAINST DISASTROUS HEALTH CARE REPEAL BILL

May 4, 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement after voting against the Republican health care repeal bill, the American Health Care Act:

“When Republicans attempted to bring their disastrous repeal bill for a vote several weeks ago, I made clear that I would not support legislation that drops 24 million Americans off their insurance, implements an age tax for people over the age of 50, and guts Medicaid for millions of our most vulnerable - including nearly 31,000 in my district,” said Congresswoman Jacky Rosen.

“Since introducing their ‘new’ repeal plan, Republicans have purposely kept the American people in the dark, failing to hold even one hearing and irresponsibly holding a vote without an independent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. The GOP has even admitted to not knowing what’s in their bill, and yet they expect us to vote on legislation that could put the lives of millions of Americans at risk?”

“What we do know is that this disastrous repeal plan not only keeps in place the destructive provisions mentioned above, but goes a step further by eliminating protections for people with pre-existing conditions. This bill will hurt innocent lives like James Kish, an 8 year old third-grader with brain cancer from my district. Millions of Americans could be at risk of being denied coverage by insurance companies for having a pre-existing condition. For these reasons, I found it unconscionable to vote for legislation that creates a life and death situation for families and loved ones.”

The American Health Care Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 217 to 213:

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