Rep. Norma Torres Statement on Latest Trumpcare Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35) issued the following statement on the Republican Senate Healthcare proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
“The latest healthcare repeal legislation the Senate is attempting to pass is the worst possible proposal for California. This dangerous legislation essentially robs hundreds of billions of dollars from Californians’ healthcare services, while removing protections for those with preexisting conditions, eliminating essential health benefits, and reinstating lifetime and annual limits on healthcare. Unbelievably, this latest version of Trumpcare makes Californians pick up the tab for other states,” said Rep. Torres.
“Without any question – this legislation will make healthcare more expensive for those in the communities I represent, while allowing the healthcare we pay for to cover less. I strongly oppose this legislation should it come to the House for a vote, and I urge my Senate colleagues to return to the bipartisan negotiations that were ongoing to find common sense solutions that lower healthcare costs and improve access to lifesaving care,” Torres added.