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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Statement on the Senate Health Bill: “This is Republicare”

June 22, 2017
Press Release
WASHINGTON— Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s version of Trumpcare, Republicare.

“Today, 13 men came out of a room with a plan for the nation’s healthcare system that forgets women, people of color, people with disabilities, the sick, the poor and the old. The goal of this Senate bill isn’t to provide health coverage; it’s to bankrupt Medicaid and re-gift tax benefits for the wealthy. This bill will devastate the economy, forcing Americans aged 50-64 to pay premiums five times higher than what others pay for health coverage, no matter how healthy they are. Republicans shut the American people out of writing this bill, and if it passes, the American people will be shut out of affordable healthcare, too. The bottom line is that vote for this bill is a vote to take away health coverage from millions of Americans throughout the country. There’s no way around it: That’s just cruel. This is beyond Trumpcare. This is Republicare.”