Kaine Statement On House Passage Of Trumpcare Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives passing TrumpCare:
“President Trump promised the American public that no one would lose coverage under his health bill, those with pre-existing conditions would be protected, and no one would be worse off. Today the House rushed the TrumpCare bill through without waiting to hear how many millions of people would lose health insurance and protections for pre-existing conditions, how high premiums would go up for seniors and how much the deficit would explode. If they cared about health care, they would care about how this bill affects people's health. But what they care about is giving a massive tax break to the wealthiest, paid for by slashing health care for everyday people.
“The Senate should put this bill into committee, let the CBO study it, hold hearings to hear from doctors and patients and engage in a meaningful bipartisan effort to improve health care. And we should never accept a bill that causes people to lose coverage or pay more. That's what the President promised and we need to hold him accountable for it.”