WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued the following statement on the decision by President Trump and Speaker Ryan to pull Trumpcare from the House floor.
“Republicans spent seven years vowing to turn back the clock on health care for women, seniors and families—but it took just a few weeks of them trying to jam Trumpcare through Congress to realize that people across the country absolutely reject their plans to increase premiums, cut millions of people off of their insurance coverage, eliminate women’s health care options, and put the insurance companies back in charge of health care decisions.
“This victory will make all the difference in the lives of patients, families, and seniors nationwide. I am so grateful to the millions of people who spoke up, not just for themselves but for friends and neighbors—for access to Medicaid and Planned Parenthood, and for a country that works to make sure all families have affordable, quality health care. Today shows just how powerful your voices are.
“We will be vigilant in defending against continuing efforts to put the interests of insurance companies and the wealthy ahead of patients’ health and welfare. I fear that while Trumpcare was dealt a significant blow today, the terrible ideas that underpin it will live on with Republicans in Congress and the White House. I hope that Republicans will learn from this, and instead, put people over partisan politics and work with us to build on the Affordable Care Act and make health care even more affordable, more accessible, and higher quality.”