Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported that under the Senate Republican healthcare bill 22 million Americans stand to lose their coverage.
“Today’s news is quite simple, the Senate Republican healthcare bill means higher premiums, increased deductibles and more out of pocket expenses for Philadelphians,” Congressman Evans said. “The Trump Administration and the Republican party say they want to put country first but seem to be doing so at the very expense and livelihood of the people they were elected to serve. The healthcare debate in our country should be about increasing funding, promoting prevention and protecting the quality of life for each and every person in Philadelphia, the Commonwealth and our nation.”
“It’s time to work across party lines to build a healthcare system that works for everyone,” Evans said. “We need to give our neighborhoods the tools and resources they need to make health decisions that are in the best interest of themselves and their families.”
Last week, before Senate Republican Leadership released their draft of the healthcare bill, Congressman Evans took to the floor to speak out against the TrumpCare bill.
I’ve been around politics long enough to know, you don’t hide something you’re proud of. This week I spoke on the House Floor to express my strong opposition to the Republican healthcare bill. LIKE if you believe the American people deserve affordable and reliable #healthcare.
Posted by Rep. Dwight Evans on Thursday, June 22, 2017