Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on the newly released Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“Leave it to Senate Republicans to come up with a more atrocious, callous version of the House Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip healthcare from millions of Americans – and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans. Because of the ACA, nearly 400,000 Nevadans have gained access to quality care; Senate Republicans would end Medicaid as we know it, devastating thousands of Nevada’s low-income families, children, and seniors.
“The ACA is not perfect and my Democratic colleagues and I are more than willing to work across the aisle to improve the current law so all Americans can have access to affordable, quality healthcare. Fast-tracking a bill that makes devastating cuts to the health coverage Nevadans rely on in an effort to hide the truth from the public is a reckless and unacceptable way to handle the lives of millions of Americans.
“Let’s be clear about this Republican bill: it does absolutely nothing to provide ‘better care’ for Americans. The Republican’s bill risks the lives of thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans.”