TNDP Chair Statement On The New Trumpcare Plan

The Republican bill is devastating for Tennesseans

Nashville, Tenn. (June 22, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on the new Trumpcare plan:

“The newest version of Trumpcare is devastating for Tennesseans. This plan guts prenatal coverage for mothers-to-be, which we know is vital for a new baby’s health. It cuts funding for opioid treatment at a time when record numbers of Tennesseans are dying from overdoses. It attacks our seniors by making them pay a crushing “age tax” that will increase their premiums to 5 times higher than what everyone else is paying. And if this attack on our seniors wasn’t enough, it also cuts Medicaid and puts at risk two thirds of those living in nursing homes. We are all Tennesseans and leaders like Senator Alexander and Senator Corker should be the first to step up and have our backs. They should vote against the Trumpcare plan.”