Sacramento, CA – The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California released the following statement from SEIU California President Laphonza Butler on the House Trumpcare Vote:
“Today, Republicans in Congress irresponsibly voted to put over 24 million American lives in jeopardy while giving massive tax cuts to people like Donald Trump. Americans are now counting on our U.S. Senators to stop Trumpcare in its tracks and the devastation it will cause.
“California’s Republican Members of Congress who voted for this shoddy and dishonest bill have turned their backs on their constituents like Richard Ditruri, a home care worker from Tulare and a Trump voter, who is devastated that the seniors and people with disabilities he and other caregivers care for will lose the healthcare and home care they need to survive. As leaders in the Fight for Our Health, SEIU members have never been more fired up to protect the health care services we provide and that our communities count on.
“We won’t let voters forget that every Republican Congressmember from California voted to deny care to people with pre-existing conditions; to unravel the protection of Medicaid for seniors, children, and working families; to force families into bankruptcy with medical bills, and to allow insurers to discriminate against women. Californians and their families are counting on us.”
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