Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Statements on the Vote to Begin Debate on Trumpcare
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements in response to the Senate vote to begin debate on Trumpcare:
Governor Malloy said, “The vote by Senate Republicans to begin debate on a mystery healthcare bill is abhorrent and dangerous. What we do know is that every proposal presented by the Republicans to date would result in further destabilizing the individual market, millions losing coverage, and premiums increasing – particularly for our most vulnerable residents.
“I thank Senator Blumenthal and Senator Murphy for their steadfast efforts to protect access to affordable healthcare and oppose these disastrous proposals. And I urge the Senate Republican leadership to immediately halt this political charade. They should instead work with governors – both Democrats and Republicans – to stabilize the market and make improvements to the current system that will benefit all Americans, rather than risking the lives of millions.”
Lt. Governor Wyman said, “Presuming the Republicans have drafted a bill, I urge them to share it with their colleagues in the Senate and with the American people. The ACA has benefited millions of Americans—those who use the healthcare marketplaces to buy insurance, those low-income working citizens who enrolled in the Medicaid expansion program, and those 1.9 million residents covered in the market right here in Connecticut. I applaud Senators Blumenthal and Murphy for their continued support of a transparent and inclusive legislative process, and for their efforts to improve the ACA for all Americans.”
Office of Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman