Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement on the passage of Trumpcare in the House of Representatives today:

“No family should go bankrupt because a loved one has cancer. No senior should have to decide between buying their prescription drugs or paying for groceries. No woman should have to travel hundreds of miles to access essential reproductive health services.  

“This should never happen anywhere, and especially not in the richest country on the planet. What the GOP just passed in the House today flies in the face of these principles. It’s cruel, it’s wrong, and will cost lives.

“For the 24 million Americans who stand to lose coverage, the New Jerseyans who would pay thousands of dollars more each year for insurance, the families who would lose the guarantee that essential health services like birth control, prenatal care, and mental health care are covered, and for the people who could lose access to coverage just because they have a pre-existing condition, I will fight this morally and fiscally bankrupt bill in the Senate every step of the way.”