Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on the Senate Republican's Vote to Begin Debate on Trumpcare

Jul 25, 2017 Issues: Health Care

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement on Senate Republican's vote to begin debate on Trumpcare. The Senate Motion to Proceed was passed 51-50.

“While the successful vote to begin debate feels like a defeat, the reality is that this procedural vote was just the first step of many that stand between this moment and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. It is now more important than ever to engage in the political process, to make sure those who represent you in Congress don’t support a bill that will rip healthcare away from tens of millions of Americans, make premiums skyrocket, and throw people with preexisting conditions under the bus. President Trump and Senate Republicans should be ashamed of themselves. The number one priority for any national healthcare policy should be how to insure more people, bring costs down, and improve the coverage they receive. Trumpcare does none of these things,” said Congressman Ryan.