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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Gene Green on Senate Trumpcare Proposal

June 22, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after Senate Republicans released their draft of Trumpcare earlier today:

“The text that was released is a mean-spirited bill that rips insurance away from millions of Americans, devastates the Medicaid program, cuts key protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, and allows insurers to charge older people five times more than others.”

“It’s appalling that Senate Republicans spent weeks behind closed doors to release a bill that is not meaningfully different than the version that Republicans rammed through the House last month. This process has been carried out entirely behind closed doors out of the public eye. The Senate and House Republican Majority have failed to be transparent with their constituents and the American people that this egregious bill affects.”

“The American people deserve better and I hope that my colleagues will drop this morally bankrupt pursuit to fulfill an empty campaign slogan and work with us to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.”