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Eshoo: Trumpcare is ‘wrong, immoral, dishonors my constituents and American people’

May 4th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C— Today, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) released a statement following the passage of Trumpcare.

“Today House Republicans voted once again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Their so-called health care bill will rob 24 million Americans from insurance coverage, including the evisceration of essential health benefits like ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity, newborn care, mental health and substance use disorder services, prescription drugs, rehabilitation services and devices, laboratory services, preventive services and pediatric services.

“Trumpcare will result in less coverage for fewer Americans at higher costs; imposes a crushing tax on older Americans between the ages of 50-64; and strips away Medicaid from millions of low-income families and children. They have brought their legislation to the Floor with an amendment written in the dead-of-night that will push Americans with pre-existing conditions off their insurance and into high risk pools where they will face soaring costs with less coverage and restricted care. And their process is as bad as the bill. It has not been subjected for analysis for costs and impacts by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and the American people have no idea what it will cost.

“This bill is wrong, it’s immoral and it dishonors my constituents, the people of our country and the great values of our nation.”

This legislation is opposed by 97 organizations, from seniors, to doctors, nurses, hospitals, veterans, religious organizations and countless advocacy organizations:

AARP

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals

ACCSES

AFSCME

AIDS United

American Academy of Family Phsyicians

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Association of People with Disabilities

American Association on Health and Disability

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Cochlear Implant Alliance

American College of Nurse-Midwives

American College of Physicians

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG)

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

American Medical Association

American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association

American Music Therapy Association

American Network of Community Options and Resources

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Osteopathic Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Therapeutic Recreation Association

American Thoracic Society

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)

Association of American Medical Colleges

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Brain Injury Association of America

Cancer Action Network

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Children’s Hospital Association

Children’s Leadership Council

Chronic Illness and Disability Partnership

Clinician Task Force

Consumers Union

Council for Exceptional Children

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Easterseals

Epilepsy Foundation

Hearing Loss Association of America

HIV Medicine Association

JDRF

Justice in Aging

Lakeshore Foundation

LeadingAge

Legal Action Center

March of Dimes

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Association for the Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)

National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

National Association of Urban Hospitals

National Council on Independent Living

National Disability Rights Network

National Education Association

National Farmers Union

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

National Organization for Rare Disorders

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Rural Health Association

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

National Women’s Law Center

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

Spina Bifida Association

The Arc

The Myositis Association

The Simon Foundation for Continence

The Paralyzed Veterans of America

Treatment Access Expansion Project

Trust for America’s Health

Unite 2 Fight Paralysis

United Cerebral Palsy

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

California Medical Association

California Hospital Association

Blue Shield of California

University of California System

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Bread for the World

Drug Policy Alliance

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The Episcopal Church

Catholic Health Association of the United States

 

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