Rep. Richmond on Senate Version of the GOP Healthcare Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) released the following statement after Senate Republicans released a discussion draft of their healthcare replacement plan:
“Now that the text has finally emerged from the shadows, it is abundantly clear that Senate Republicans have not learned from the extensive flaws in the House bill,” said Rep. Richmond. “Their bill makes the drastic cuts to Medicaid deeper, increases out of pocket costs, and reduces tax credits for working families all in an effort to give the richest Americans an enormous tax cut.
“This bill is simply another bad deal for the American people. It is bad for families, it is bad for seniors, and it is bad for our economy. We cannot afford this heartless healthcare plan that is even more malicious than the proposal that the President himself described as ‘mean.’ I will continue to fight to maintain the quality healthcare that seniors and hard-working families deserve.”