For Immediate Release
January 12, 2017
Contact: DNC Press – 202-863-8148
DNC Statement on GOP’s Cowardly Dead-Of-Night Vote to Take Away Americans’ Healthcare
DNC Deputy Communications Director Eric Walker released the following statement on the GOP’s cowardly 1:00 a.m. vote to take Americans’ health care away:
“The GOP’s cowardly middle-of-the-night attack on Americans’ health care is both politically foolish and betrays the 100-year struggle by presidents of both parties to help every American access affordable health care.
“The vast majority of Americans want the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act to be kept, tweaked, or expanded. Only one in four Americans wants the law repealed. Most Americans who have received care through the Affordable Care Act live in Republican-led districts, meaning that Republicans are stabbing their own voters in the back with this middle-of-the-night repeal vote.
“If Republicans in Congress get their way, as many as thirty million Americans are set to lose access to affordable health care. Americans with pre-existing conditions like asthma, heart disease, or diabetes could lose coverage and become uninsurable. The Affordable Care Act is literally the difference between living and dying for tens of thousands of Americans – without this insurance, 36,000 people a year could die before their time.
The Republican Party will regret the day they tried to take away Americans’ health care in the dead of night.”