Rep. Barbara Lee Slams Senate Republicans’ Heartless Anti-Health Legislation

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare bill:

“It appears that Senate Republicans have done the impossible: they’ve made a morally bankrupt, heartless health care plan even worse.

“Once again, President Trump and his Republican friends have shown just how out-of-touch they are with the needs and concerns of the American people. This bill would kick struggling families off of Medicaid and disproportionately devastate communities of color. It would force desperate moms to choose between paying the mortgage or taking a sick child to the doctor. And it would impose an age tax on older Americans on the brink of retirement.

“Republicans are willingly gambling with the health of our loved ones and neighbors, just to secure another massive tax break for their billionaire donors.

“Now we know why Senate Republicans tried to hide this bill in a backroom – this cruel legislation should never see the light of day.

“Members of Congress should take heed: they work for the American people, not health insurance CEOs. I urge our leaders on both sides of the aisle to reject this inhumane, anti-health bill and stand up for the working families they were elected to protect.”