REP. RUBEN KIHUEN: NEW NAME FOR GOP HEALTHCARE PLAN – CUT AND GUT

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Washington, March 13, 2017 | comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2017            
Contact: Miguel R. Salazar, 202-225-9894

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Ruben J. Kihuen delivered the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in response to the American Health Care Act proposed by House Republicans:

“Mr. Speaker- I have a new name for the process Republicans are using to destroy the Affordable Care Act. Instead of repeal and replace, we have cut and gut. Cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires and gut coverage for hard working Americans. The bill would also undermine the Medicaid expansion in the Affordable Care Act. In Nevada, our Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican, made the decision to work with Democrats and expand the Medicaid program. Because we expanded Medicaid, 320,000 Nevadans now have health care coverage and Nevada’s uninsured rate has dropped from 23 to 12%, one of the largest declines in the country. So Mr. Speaker, I would ask my Republican colleagues: Do you really want to turn your backs on hardworking families just to give billionaires a tax cut they don’t need?”

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