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Rep. Frankel Statement on Passage of ACA Repeal

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Washington, May 4, 2017 | comments
Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Republicans’ sick proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“Shame on the Republicans for resurrecting this monstrosity of a health care bill. It guts the crown jewel of the Affordable Care Act: protection for the millions of Americans with a pre-existing condition. These cancer survivors, children with autism, diabetics, and pregnant women—among many others—will pay higher costs or worse, won’t get covered at all.

This bill takes health care away from more than 24 million hard-working Americans while imposing a crushing Age Tax, forcing older Americans to pay premiums five times higher than what others pay. To add insult to injury, it shortens the lifespan of the Medicare Trust Fund, raiding the funds seniors depend on to retire in dignity. 

“House Democrats unanimously stood strong against passage. We cannot go back to the days when people got sicker and some died because they could not afford health care treatment. I call on my Senate colleagues to stop this horrendous bill in its tracks.”

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