TNDP Chair Statement On The Defeat Of Trumpcare

Nashville, Tenn. (July 18, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement on the defeat of Trumpcare:

 

“The defeat of Trumpcare is a victory for Tennesseans and the American people. It happened because thousands of Tennesseans and millions of Americans made their voices heard and said that access to affordable health care is a human right. The fact that Senator Corker and Senator Alexander were likely to vote for a bill that takes health care from millions of Americans, cuts funding to fight the opioid crisis and would likely lead to more rural hospital closures is disgraceful. Leader McConnell has already announced a plan to introduce a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which will have catastrophic consequences for Tennesseans. Senator Corker and Senator Alexander already voted for repeal in 2015 so Tennesseans should be extremely concerned.”