Senator Murray on Spike in Uninsured Rate: “Republicans’ Number One Health Care Priority Has Been to Make Things Worse”
New census data shows 2 million more people uninsured from 2017 to 2018
Last year, as President Trump called Republicans “the party of health care,” the nationwide uninsured rate jumped from 7.9 to 8.5 percent
Millions more at risk of losing health care if Republicans win their lawsuit to strike down families’ care
Murray: “People across the country are struggling to get the care they need to live, and Republicans’ number one health care priority has been to make things worse.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement in response to new census data showing the uninsured rate jumped from 7.9 percent to 8.5 percent from 2017 to 2018 with nearly 2 million more people going without insurance during the year.
“People across the country are struggling to get the care they need to live, and Republicans’ number one health care priority has been to make things worse. Nearly two million more people went without health care last year following President Trump and Republicans’ relentless attacks on families’ health care, and millions of others are currently at risk of losing their health care and protections for pre-existing conditions because of Republicans’ partisan lawsuit. Republicans need to stop treating families’ lives like a political game, stop trying to take away patients’ health care, and start working with Democrats to undo the severe damage they’ve caused.”
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