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06/22/2017

Gov. Malloy and LT. Gov. Wyman Statements on Senate Republican Version of Trumpcare

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman released the following statements regarding the Senate Republican version of Trumpcare that was released today:

Governor Malloy said, “Republicans in the Senate had an opportunity to reject the disastrous bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives and work together with Democrats to build on the successes of the Affordable Care Act. Instead, they chose to double down on Trumpcare – which is as cruel as it is dangerous. Millions will lose coverage. Premiums will go up. Those with pre-existing conditions will be priced out of coverage. Medicaid will be eviscerated. Make no mistake, people will needlessly die under this plan. It should come as no surprise that Republicans preferred to hash out the details of this bill behind closed doors, rather than give the American people the opportunity to understand what is going to happen to their families.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “The Senate Republican bill raises the cost of healthcare at the same time it reduces access to healthcare. For seniors, older Americans, people with disabilities, low-wage earners, and women, costs will go up. It defunds Planned Parenthood – an important community health partner providing care to women and men. It shifts costs to states – potentially opening a $1 billion funding hole in Connecticut in the next decade. The Senate Republican bill strips healthcare protections and reverses hard-fought progress on healthcare affordability. The Republicans drafted this bill in secret, and in another reversal of hard-fought progress, not one woman sat at the table.”

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Juliet Manalan
Communications Director
Office of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman
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