Contact: Evan Lukaske, (202) 485-3456
DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján released the following statement on the passage of the House Republicans’ repeal and ripoff health care bill:
“Representative Sean Duffy just voted to increase your health insurance premiums and deductibles, toss 24 million Americans off of their insurance, and to slap you with an age tax if you’re age 50 to 64 – and they robbed Medicare while doing it. If that’s not bad enough, Duffy also voted to let health insurance companies charge you more if you have a preexisting condition. That means if you, your kids, or your parents are sickwith cancer, diabetes or any other illness, insurance will not be affordable.
“Make no mistake about it: Sean Duffy must face the music, look his constituents in the eye, and answer for the mess he created. There is no question that this bill will cause incredible pain for hardworking Americans, particularly those fighting to make ends meet, and this vote will haunt Duffy through Election Day.”
Representative Duffy’s “yes” vote for this disastrous health care bill will end guaranteed protections for people with pre-existing conditions, like asthma, diabetes, cancer and even pregnancy. Beyond that, this bill will strip away health insurance from 24 million Americans, cause out-of-pocket costs like premiums and deductibles to skyrocket, and impose an unfair age tax on older Americans. There’s a reason that only 17% of Americans support this heartless and costly legislation.