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Yarmuth Statement on Passage of House Republicans’ Reckless Repeal Bill

May 4, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement after House Republicans forced through health care repeal legislation that would strip health coverage from 24 million Americans, cut more than $800 billion from Medicaid, and gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions:

                                                                                                                    

“Now that House Republicans have recklessly rushed this legislation through without any hearings or analysis, I trust that the American people will come to the same conclusion that our nation’s doctors, nurses, hospitals, patient advocates, and seniors groups have all reached: this bill weakens healthcare protections for most Americans and leaves families worse off. I hope people will continue to make their voices heard and communicate their discontent to their Senators as this irresponsible legislation moves forward.”