FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday May 4th, 2017
Linda Benesch, lbenesc
The House Just Passed an All-Out Assault on Older Americans
(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Social Security Works President Nancy Altman on the House narrowly passing the American Health Care Act (AKA Trumpcare) today:
“The Republican Party just declared war on seniors. 217 Republicans are now on the record in support of gutting Medicaid, raiding Medicare, and massively increasing health care costs for tens of millions of Americans, especially those in their 50s and early 60s. This was done to provide a huge tax break to millionaires and billionaires.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where it will only take three Republican Senators to avert disaster by voting it down. We will be mobilizing grassroots activists around the country to demand that the Senate do the right thing. But regardless of what happens there, seniors, people with disabilities, and their families will not forget how Republicans voted today. They will pay the price in 2018.”