Linda Sánchez: Republican Legislation Will Cost Many Americans Their Health Care

March 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the House Ways and Means Committee, this evening released the following statement on the Republican plan to repeal health care for the American people:

“The latest Republican proposal is an assault on the health and wellbeing of the American people. It’s no wonder Republicans chose to hide this bill from the public for so long. Never before has 124 pages of legislation taken so much away from so many people. Among the many terrible things in this bill, Republicans have taken away affordable health care for millions of Americans, raised costs for seniors, and put Medicare at risk. The best thing Americans can do for their health under the Republican proposal is to never get sick.  

“Essentially, the plan released this evening means Americans will pay more and get less. It increases costs for seniors while giving millionaires and billionaires six-figure tax cuts. It guts the protections from health insurance companies Americans have come to rely upon when they get sick. It provides little help when people get sick or need emergency care. Nothing in the Republican proposal is what I would call a ‘better way.’”