May 04,2018

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Wyden Statement on the Anniversary of Trumpcare Passing the House

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued a statement marking the one year anniversary of the Republican vote in the House of Representatives to pass their destructive health care bill:

“A year ago, congressional Republicans were standing in the Rose Garden to celebrate their bill that raised premiums for families, placed an age tax on older Americans, and gutted essential health care for the most vulnerable,” Wyden said. “The Trump Administration is still doing everything in its power to destroy core consumer health protections and send health care back to yesteryear. By opening the doors to junk plans that let insurance companies deny care and charge whatever they want, creating obstacles to real health insurance, and promoting bureaucratic and wasteful changes to Medicaid that will hurt working Americans, Republicans are making families’ health care worse off to benefit their special interest donors.”