Today, the CBO confirmed that Senate Republicans’ version of Trumpcare is even meaner than the bill that Republicans jammed through the House. Americans with pre-existing conditions would face staggering out-of-pocket costs. Trumpcare would also expose millions of Americans to the dreaded lifetime and annual limits on the care of children and families with serious ailments. Twenty-two million Americans will lose health coverage.
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans released updates to their discussion draft of Trumpcare: “Republicans keep finding ways to make Trumpcare even more brutal and expensive for America’s working families. Trumpcare’s new six month… Continue
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After weeks of writing Trumpcare behind closed doors, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their version today. Despite their efforts to spin it otherwise, the Senate GOP version of Trumpcare is just as devastating, ‘mean’ and heartless as the House bill. And it makes sense why Senators are trying to distance themselves from it: