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Rep Cuellar: Senate is Last Chance to Save Health Care

AHCA Passes House of Reps

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Washington, May 4, 2017 | Victoria Glynn | comments

Following the House vote today to repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass a weak Republican substitute, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), who voted against the bill, said:

“I am saddened that my colleagues voted to strip health care from 24 million Americans, make it harder for 7 million veterans to get care, and to put everyone with pre-existing conditions at grave risk. The people of my district will suffer if the Senate does not stop this legislation.

I represent communities with some of the highest uninsured rates in the country. This bill hurts the most vulnerable to help the most powerful. It gives the richest 400 Americans (including the President and most of his Cabinet) an average $7 million tax cut by cutting Medicaid for poor children.

I hope our Senate colleagues reject this bill, and protect the health of the Americans who sent us all to Washington to work for them.”

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