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For Immediate Release

Friday, March 24, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the Failure of AHCA in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement regarding the inability of the House to move forward on the American Health Care Act:

“It was obvious to the tens of thousands of Americans who flooded town halls and phone lines, and the majority of American voters who opposed the American Health Care Act, that this abomination of a bill was nothing more than tax giveaways for corporations and millionaires disguised as health care legislation. 

“Working families, medical professionals, seniors and child advocates, and voters of all political stripes made themselves heard loud and clear: anything that dismantles the progress made under the Affordable Care Act is unacceptable.

“We must continue to hold our leaders accountable to President Trump’s repeated promises to working families on health care: nobody loses their coverage, and no cuts to Medicaid or Medicare.”

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