May 04, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on House Republican Vote to Repeal and Replace the ACA

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

“If the bill that passed in the House today is signed into law, tens of millions of Americans, including many Nevadans, will lose their healthcare coverage. They will find themselves suddenly unable to access the prescription drugs and treatments they rely on to survive. For millions more, especially those with pre-existing conditions, premiums will skyrocket. The House Republicans’ effort to impose this extremely unpopular piece of legislation on the American people is a transparent attempt to score a win for the Trump administration, but it will go nowhere because the cost is far too high. I will be voting against this bill when it reaches the Senate, and I will continue to stand united with American families against any plan to strip them of their healthcare.”