KANSAS CITY CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER CELEBRATES TRUMPCARE DEFEAT!!!
A bold statement from the top ranking politico in Kansas City . . .
Congressman Cleaver Pleased to Hear TrumpCare Bill Pulled
Congressman Cleaver would have voted “No” on TrumpCare
(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II was pleased to hear the recent announcement that Speaker Paul Ryan pulled H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017, or TrumpCare.
“The bill would have provided less health care coverage, fewer protections and higher costs for millions of Americans,” said Congressman Cleaver.
This bill would have provided $900 billion in tax cuts to the rich while leaving millions of working families with higher costs and less coverage. It cut $1 trillion from Medicare and Medicaid combined, and would have taken 3 years off of the life of the Medicare Trust Fund to pay for tax cuts to high earners, insurance companies, and insurance executives.
“TrumpCare rips health care away from 24 million Americans – and in Missouri over 69,400 people will lose coverage. This bill will actually make America ache again. This legislation would have devastating consequences for the health of American families and the health of the American economy. TrumpCare would destroy 1.8 million jobs nationwide in 2022,” said Congressman Cleaver.
The bill would have resulted in millions of children, individuals with disabilities, seniors and low-income adults losing health coverage. It would have driven up costs for older Americans by allowing insurers to charge them five times what they would charge younger enrollees. The bill also failed to protect the 129 million Americans with pre-existing health conditions.
TrumpCare would have been particularly detrimental to rural Americans and rural hospitals. Rural areas have 6.6% higher premiums than the national average because insurance pools tend to be smaller - raising costs. The switch from income-based tax credits to age-based tax credits would hit rural areas harder because geographic and demographic factors aren’t accounted for. Rural families already pay higher premiums and the tax credits offered under Trumpcare would only partially offset these costs – leaving rural Americans with limited options at higher prices.
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