Cummings Statement on Senate Version of TrumpCare
Baltimore, MD (June 22, 2017) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on the unveiling of the Senate’s version of TrumpCare:
“After reading the bill unveiled in the Senate today, it is clear that Leader McConnell did not receive the President’s message about a healthcare bill with ‘heart.’ The Senate version of TrumpCare is even meaner than the House version and it undermines the long-term viability of Medicaid, placing at greater risk the most vulnerable members of our society.
“Now the American people can see why this this Republican monstrosity was being hidden away, with no hearings, no amendments, and no debate.
“If President Trump actually wants a bill with ‘heart,’ he should abandon this Republican legislation—which will result in millions of Americans losing their health insurance—and start working with Democrats to build on the success of the Affordable Care Act, which has set the standard for quality, access, and affordability for health care consumers.
“Societies are judged by how they treat their citizens when they are most vulnerable, and few in our society are more vulnerable than our neighbors in need of healthcare. After all of President Trump’s promises to not cut Medicaid and bring ‘great healthcare’ to all, the American people deserve much more than what is in this bill.”