Titus Statement on Trumpcare

May 5, 2017
Press Release

May 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District issued the following statement after Republicans voted for H.R. 1628, TrumpCare, An Assault on Hard-Working Americans.

“Trumpcare will not improve health care for Nevadans, but it will give a tax break to the wealthiest Americans and corporations.

“My office has received countless calls from constituents in Las Vegas and folks around the country who are terrified by the possibility of losing their plans, paying more for coverage, and being segregated into high-risk pools because of pre-existing conditions. I know Republicans have received those same calls, but it is clear they have ignored the pleas of the American people.

“In return for handing $600 billion to the rich, more than 44,000 people in my district will lose coverage if this disastrous bill lands on President Trump’s desk. Medicaid expansion will be gutted, and older Americans will pay five times more for insurance than younger people. Women’s health care programs will lose more than $200 million over the next decade. Nevadans with mental health and substance abuse disorders will lose access to care. People with pre-existing conditions will be left to fend for themselves.

“Since I voted for the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the state’s uninsured rate has been cut nearly in half and almost all Nevada children have gained coverage. With this bill, 153,000 Nevadans are placed in jeopardy. With one major illness, they could lose their savings, their homes, their lives.

“People may not remember who gave them health care, but they will remember who takes it away.”