Nolan Condemns Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Passage of Severely-Lacking “TrumpCare” Replacement
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today released the following statement regarding the House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as “TrumpCare”:
“The message President Trump and the Republican leadership is sending to the American people with this travesty of a health care bill is simple and direct: Don’t be sick and don’t get old -- because the sicker you are and the older you get, the more you will pay."
“This measure will take away health insurance from 24 million people and reduce health care benefits for as many as 7 million military Veterans in order to provide a nearly $1 trillion dollar tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.”
“With its $880 billion in Medicaid cuts, this bill targets the poor, the elderly, the sick, the disabled, rural hospitals and rural communities. This bill hits seniors the hardest with premiums up to five times more costly. And by removing comprehensive requirements for affordable essential services like Preventative Care, Emergency Room Care, Hospitalization, Prescriptions, Maternity Care, Newborn Care, Mental Health Care and Chronic Disease Management, this bill targets pretty much everyone. And millions of good-paying jobs will be lost all across the health care industry as a result.”
“Instead of tearing apart millions of Americans’ health care, President Trump should make good on his promise to cover every single American with good, affordable, accessible health care. We need to get busy tacking the battle of rising healthcare costs – not dismantling our whole system.”
Organizations in opposition to the Republican’s repeal and replace legislation include AARP, American Cancer Society, American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, National Nurses United, and many others.