Murray: “The way to actually lower families’ costs and strengthen our health care system is by working in an open, transparent, and bipartisan way”
(Washington, D.C.) –Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released on the following statement on the Senate Republicans’ failure to repeal health care without a replacement plan.
“Just as we saw last night, the vast majority of the Senate has again voted against the partisan, rushed, and deeply harmful Trumpcare legislation that Senate Republican leaders continue to try to jam through Congress. It continues to be very clear that the way to actually lower families’ costs and strengthen our health care system is by working in an open, transparent, and bipartisan way—not through desperate efforts to jam literally any bill through just to get to conference with the House. Moving forward, I hope my Republican colleagues understand that should they vote for the so-called “skinny repeal” legislation that we’ve all heard about but haven’t seen, they are putting the patients and families they represent a huge leap closer to Trumpcare—and that’s the kind of broken promise people don’t forget.”