Shaheen Statement on House Republican Leadership’s Decision to Pull the Affordable Care Act Repeal Vote
(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after House Republican leadership pulled the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“This bill would take away healthcare and increase costs for millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Granite Staters,” said Shaheen.
“It’s not surprising that President Trump and Republican leadership haven’t been able to sell it to their own party. It’s time for them to admit that while the Affordable Care Act is not perfect, it has made New Hampshire and the country healthier and is worth improving, rather than repealing.”
Senator Maggie Hassan Statement on Failure of Trumpcare
WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the failure of Trumpcare:
“The failure of Trumpcare is good news for people across New Hampshire and America who would have faced higher costs for less care. Trumpcare would have meant that if you are an older American, you would face a new age tax. If you are struggling with addiction or behavioral health challenges, you would have lost a vital lifeline in seeking treatment. And if you are a woman, there would be no guaranteed coverage for essential health services like maternity and newborn care.
“While I am encouraged to see this measure fail in the U.S. House of Representatives, we must stay vigilant against attempts to pull our health care system backward. Instead of continuing to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, now is the time to come together to take common-sense steps to improve the ACA, particularly by focusing on lowering the cost of prescription drugs. I stand ready to work with anyone – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – to lower costs and move our health care system forward.”