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Larson: The American People's Voices Stopped This Bill

March 24, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after TrumpCare was pulled from the House floor:


“24 million American's health insurance was spared today, because of their actions. The overwhelming weight of their voices in Town Halls, in emails, and in phone calls is what gave the Republicans a pause.  Repealing the Affordable Care Act would have had devastating consequences for Connecticut and the country. In the Ways and Means Committee's 18 hour mark-up of this bill Democrats introduced over 30 amendments to find common ground to improve this bill, but the Republicans did not accept a single Democratic amendment," said Larson. “We have to continue to be vigilant as we move forward. Hopefully, we will be able to work with some like-minded concerned Republicans, towards the best possible solution for the American people and not for political parties. As I’ve outlined in the past, some of the changes that should be made are: lowering the Medicare age to 50 years old, stabilizing the exchanges with a robust reinsurance program, and improving tax credits to ensure that coverage is more affordable. These aren’t all the changes that are needed, but they are a starting point towards making health insurance more affordable for all Americans.”