Booker Doubles Down on Opposition to GOP Effort to Repeal Obamacare


U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) this afternoon issued a statement on the House Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

“This repeal bill would force millions of Americans to pay more money for worse health insurance that’s attainable for fewer people,” Booker said in a statement. “It cuts taxes for the wealthiest Americans and shifts more costs onto working families, all while allowing insurance companies to charge older Americans much higher premiums, dismantling Medicaid as we know it, and ending federal funding entirely for the basic preventative health services offered by Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers.

“This proposal would damage our economy and jeopardize the health and financial well-being of millions of Americans,” he added. “It’s a betrayal of President Trump’s promise of ‘great healthcare for much less money’ and ‘no cuts’ to Medicaid. I will oppose this legislation every step of the way.”

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