Hartford, Ct. – Connecticut Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto released the following statement.
“This bill is an unmitigated disaster for Connecticut, and Connecticut Republicans know it. It is unprecedented in my lifetime that legislation impacting fully one sixth of the U.S. economy is negotiated in secret by 12 Republican men, but now it’s clear why: the GOP is ashamed of this bill, as they should be. It is shameful to strip Medicaid from millions of people — including thousands in Connecticut — just to pay for a massive tax cut for the wealthy. It is shameful to defund Planned Parenthood’s lifesaving women’s health services. And it is shameful to undermine basic protections for people with preexisting conditions.
“We should work to improve on the progress we have made under the Affordable Care Act, and I call on my Connecticut Republican friends to join Democrats in opposing this backwards legislation.”