13th March 2017
Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.
“Donald Trump and his Republican allies ran on a promise to help working people. Instead, they are pushing a policy that disproportionately takes health care away from older, working people and increases costs for over 85,000 Connecticut residents who received care through the Connecticut exchange, all while slashing taxes for the very wealthiest in our society. This TrumpCare bill is an absolute disaster for hardworking men and women across our state who will be forced to decide each paycheck whether or not they can afford healthcare for their families.
“Today’s nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report that the GOP health care repeal bill will strip coverage from 24 million Americans and thousands of Connecticut residents is further proof that the Republican agenda will harm middle-class and working families. It’s not hyperbole to say that TrumpCare will result in loss of life when care becomes too costly and unavailable for those who need it.
“I hope the Connecticut Republicans who steadfastly supported Donald Trump’s campaign will take action here in Connecticut to prevent residents across the state from losing coverage, but I won’t be holding my breath.”