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May 04, 2017

Aguilar Statement on Trumpcare

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s “health care” bill, which will strip millions of Americans of their health care coverage.

“Legislation that strips 24 million Americans of their coverage and discriminates against millions more who are living with pre-existing conditions is not a health care bill – for some, it is a death sentence,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “This bill will punish cancer survivors, kids with asthma and diabetes, and women. Women will be at the mercy of their insurance companies over whether or not they have coverage for maternity care. Trumpcare is a heartless policy. Donald Trump and House Republicans should be ashamed of themselves.”

Trumpcare gives insurance companies the power to discriminate against Americans with pre-existing conditions by charging higher premiums and deductibles. It will also drive up out-of-pocket expenses and premiums for older Americans by as much as 25 percent, while giving a tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.

Rep. Aguilar was a fierce proponent of protecting and strengthening the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which has helped more than 20 million Americans access affordable health care, including tens of thousands in California’s 31st Congressional District. Rep. Aguilar remains committed to fighting for affordable health care for Inland Empire families.