EMILYs List Reacts to GOP’s Failure to Strip Health Care From Millions
September 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today it was announced that the Senate would not be voting on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller bill. Once again, Republicans failed to unilaterally repeal the Affordable Care Act. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement:
“Americans can breathe a sigh of relief. Donald Trump and the Republican Party's partisan efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip millions of Americans of their health care have failed, again. So-called leaders like Senators Dean Heller and Jeff Flake — who would rather play party politics than help thousands of Nevadans and Arizonans — will be held accountable for their betrayal in 2018.”
“While Republicans repeatedly attempted to dismantle the health care system for millions, Democrats stood united in defense of the American people. Democrats fought to help — rather than hurt — Americans with pre-existing conditions, Planned Parenthood patients, older and low-income Americans, and Medicaid recipients. With 2018 just around the corner, the voters' choice is increasingly clear. Democrats will fight to protect and save American lives. Republicans will try to rubber-stamp whatever agenda this out-of-control president puts in front of them.”
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