Payne, Jr. Statement After House Republicans Pull TrumpCare

Mar 24, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement after House Republicans pulled their TrumpCare bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“Given the devastating consequences it would have on access to affordable, quality health care, the collapse of TrumpCare is welcome news. The bill would strip 24 million Americans, including more than 50,000 of my constituents, of their health care while driving up costs for millions of others and taxing older Americans. Republicans aren’t serious about health care, and it shows in their rush to pass one of the worst pieces of legislation ever introduced. The Affordable Care Act isn’t perfect, but it has improved the lives of so many of my constituents, and I will fight every day to defend it.”