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Protect Our Care Praises Senate Democrats for Challenging Republicans to Address Health Care in August

By June 6, 2018No Comments

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) a letter urging legislative proposals designed to lower Americans’ health care costs be taken up during August. Protect Our Care Campaign Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement in response:

“Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats’ focus is precisely where it should be – on health care, the top issue for Americans of all backgrounds. President Trump and Republicans in Congress have carried out a devastating repeal and sabotage campaign from the first day President Trump was sworn into office, punctuated by the Republican Congress passing a tax bill that is now forcing double-digit premium increases. The bills Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats are championing would lower premiums and allow Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices, priorities Republicans couldn’t possibly be against.  However, if Senate Republicans continue to ignore the health care of the American people, they will be doing so at their own peril.”