Calls the Republican health care proposals the bad, the worse, and the ugly


Washington (July 25, 2017) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after voting not to proceed to debate the Republican health care legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act.


“It is a testament to how divided the Republican Party is over how to replace the health care law that we still don’t know on which version of Trumpcare we have proceeded to vote.


“But it doesn’t matter which bill Republicans bring up for a vote, because all versions of the Republican health care bill are terrible. They have so far proposed three bills that would each devastate the health care sector, take a machete to Medicaid, and make the poorest in our country pay for tax breaks for the wealthiest. These bills are the bad, the worse, and the ugly.


“There are no changes, no so-called fixes, no modifications to make any of these bills less cruel or inhumane. I’m going to keep fighting until my Republican colleagues take their heads out of the sand and listen to their constituents who are pleading to keep their coverage. The lives of millions of Americans who would be hurt by repeal of the Affordable Care Act are simply too important for us to stop fighting.”