STATEMENT on American Health Care Act Vote

04 May STATEMENT on American Health Care Act Vote

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Contact: Annette Magnus, annette@battlebornprogress.org & Maria-Teresa Liebermann, mariateresa@battlebornprogress.org

Amodei Betrays Nevadans and Votes for GOP Repeal Bill that Strips Health Care from Millions to Finance $600 Billion Tax Giveaway to Corporations, Wealthiest

LAS VEGAS – Below is a statement from Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Battle Born Progress, on the House vote to pass the American Health Care Act:

“Today’s vote is a shameful display of partisan politics at its worst. Despite unprecedented outrage from constituents, House Republicans, including Mark Amodei, voted to take health care away from thousands of Nevadans and abandon Americans with pre-existing conditions, slash Medicaid, and raise health care costs for all families to give over $600 billion in tax breaks to the very wealthy and the big insurance and drug companies. It is shameful for Mark Amodei to have stood in front of hundreds of Nevadans at a Reno town hall and assure them he would protect their health care and now turns around and betrays them. Amodei’s vote is indefensible. In supporting this bill, Amodei has proven he is willing to play political games with Nevadans’ health care.”

“The President and the Republicans said their proposal would cover everybody and reduce costs. Instead, it takes health care away from at least 24 million Americans, raises costs, guts consumer protections from insurance company abuses, leaves Americans with pre-existing conditions at the whim of insurance companies, and makes radical, permanent cuts to Medicaid. The Republican repeal bill doesn’t improve America’s health care – it wrecks it. We hope Nevada’s Senators Heller and Cortez-Masto stand with Nevadans and reject this bill of lies.”

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