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Booker Statement on Latest Senate Republican Bill to Repeal Health Coverage for Millions

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Washington, DC – July 17, 2017 - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement: 

“Fiddling around the edges hasn’t changed the fundamental fact that Senate Republicans’ craven healthcare repeal bill will result in millions of Americans losing health coverage, premiums and deductibles for good coverage going up, and millions more Americans being left with worse coverage that may not even pay for the health services they need.

“President Trump promised Americans ‘great healthcare for much less money’ and ‘no cuts’ to Medicaid, which covers more than 60 percent of people in nursing homes and millions of children, women, people with disabilities and working families. This bill flagrantly breaks these promises – all while including a new tax loophole that will mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans.

“Every American outraged by this should speak out and urge Senate Republicans to reject this bill and abandon their effort to dismantle health coverage for millions.”

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