Congresswoman Watson Coleman Statement on the Failure of TrumpCare
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 26, 2017,
Mar 26, 2017, 23:42
Twenty more million people have health care.
"I am very, very relieved and I think the big problem is that in the past week we really unmasked this bill for what it was", said Welch.
"The powerful opposition that TrumpCare sparked across party lines sends a clear message to the Administration and Republican leadership: Americans need and demand access to quality, affordable health care". Moderates, many from districts won by Hillary Clinton in the presidential vote, opposed it because it would result in too many people losing their health insurance.
Republicans had hoped success in their long-held goal of repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would generate momentum and team spirit that would carry over into other fights.
A broad swath of organizations claiming to represent older adults - AARP, Justice in Aging, the Medicare Rights Center and Caring Across Generations, among them - had lobbied against the GOP health insurance overhaul.
Brooks called the bill "ObamaCare 2.0", and said it would increase insurance premiums by 15-20% over the next two years.
One constituent, Wanda DuWitt, commented that Obamacare had no effect on the rich, helped lower-class people, and taxed middle-class people, adding that Donald Trump should not bring the health bill up for a vote on Friday if "you know you don't have the votes to pass it yet".
"We can improve the Affordable Care Act if Republicans give up on their unrealistic mission to repeal it". The House bill would push that back to 2026 - a partial victory for the group. The California Republican anxious that the bill's failure would create the perception that the GOP is incapable of keeping their campaign promise since the Republicans have been campaign on repealing and replacing ObamaCare for seven year.
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was the only representative from West Virginia to come out in favor of the bill.
"Democracy triumphed today. President Trump made the best move of his presidency so far by telling Speaker Ryan not to hold a vote on a bad and unpopular health care repeal bill".
"We are keeping our promise to repeal Obamacare and implement a better system", Walters said on March 7. The AHCA would allow insurance companies to raise premiums and out-of-pocket costs, especially for seniors.
Repealing that requirement, as many conservatives want, would topple a core element of the ACA that sought to protect patients from the high cost of using a health service not covered by their insurance.