[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan cancelled a scheduled vote Trumpcare – otherwise known as the American Health Care Act. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the proposed legislation would have stripped 24 million Americans of their access to health insurance, while rolling back basic protections and raising premiums.
“America dodged disaster today. This Republican meltdown marked a massive failure of governance by a reckless, irresponsible Administration and its partisan Congressional leadership,” Blumenthal said. “Trumpcare should be finally declared dead – a demise it richly deserves. Republicans should abandon their continuing campaign to disparage and dismantle the Affordable Care Act – by Executive Order or otherwise – and instead build on the law and improve health care for all Americans.”