Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Senate Republican Healthcare Bill

Jun 22, 2017 Issues: Health Care

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans releasing their healthcare bill. 

“Senate Republican’s have finally released their healthcare plan, and it looks a lot like the House’s ruinous version. This bill will have devastating consequences for hard working families, the elderly, and the sick. It is an absolute betrayal of everything we stand for as Americans. Senate Republicans’ message to the American people? Tax cuts for the wealthiest among us take precedent over your affordable care. They took a House bill that that didn’t reduce the cost of premiums, that didn’t expand health coverage for all, that didn’t protect people with pre-existing conditions and that nobody liked, and nobody wanted, and doubled down on it.

“Just this week, Montgomery County, Ohio became the drug overdose capital of America,  with drug overdoses becoming the leading cause of death around the country, Republicans are touting a bill that will slash Medicaid, decrease access to substance abuse treatment, and make the opioid crisis worse.  Senate Republicans should be ashamed. Not only for the destruction this legislation would unleash, but for the cravenly secretive and undemocratic way they went about writing it,” said Congressman Ryan.