Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Trumpcare vote in the House:

“In the course of the Trumpcare debate, we have heard from countless families expressing concern and even fear about what will happen to their health insurance and care.  Sadly, it means higher costs, less coverage, the gutting of key protections, a crushing age tax and stealing from Medicare.  Americans with pre-existing conditions would suffer huge premium increases and frightening limits on the care they need to stay alive.

“The stories of the millions of families who will suffer under Trumpcare are the most potent testimony to the stakes of this fight.  Despite the pleas of families and the urgent warnings of almost every doctor and patient group, Republicans are trying to cram Trumpcare down the throat of the American people.  Republicans either do not know the consequences of their actions, or they do not care, or both.

“As the bill moves to the Senate, Democrats in Congress and across the country will continue to fight with all our strength to protect seniors and hard-working families from the moral monstrosity of Trumpcare.”