Republican Outrages

Constituents to House GOP: “People are angry”

As this morning’s Washington Post sums up, the pressure is mounting for Republicans to come up with a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act before they repeal it. But Republicans remain deeply divided on a path forward. From the Washington Post:

Republican Congressman Sneaks Out of Community Meeting Early to Avoid Constituent Questions on ACA

Just as we predicted, House Republicans are already feeling the heat after voting to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement, which will kick millions of Americans off their coverage and increase health care costs for millions more. Yesterday,  Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) faced a large crowd of constituents at a community meeting in his district, many of whom wanted to know why the Congressman voted to begin repealing the ACA without a replacement.

Republicans Begin to Repeal the Affordable Care Act, Still Have No Plan to Replace

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January 13, 2017

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GOP Quote of the Day: “My constituents are freaking out…”

Today’s Republican quote of the day is brought to you by Rep. Richard Hudson of North Carolina, who said his constituents are “freaking out” about losing their health coverage. His constituents – and millions of Americans – have every right to be after Republicans voted to begin the process to repeal the ACA without having a replacement. From Bloomberg:

Hoyer Statement on Republican Attacks on the Office of Government Ethics

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January 13, 2017

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Hoyer: Every American Will be Adversely Affected by Republicans' Budget Resolution

Every American will be affected by this vote. Not just the 20 million people who will lose their insurance immediately, 30 million total lose their insurance. 

Hoyer Discusses Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Without Offering a Replacement on MSNBC

I think what the Inspector General needs to do is [ask] ‘were the proper policies followed? Do the facts justify the action that was taken?’ Not so much for what happened in the past, but for what ought to be done in the future. 

Hoyer: Repealing the Affordable Care Act Without a Replacement Would Adversely Affect Americans With Disabilities

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January 13, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Discusses Republican Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Without Offering a Replacement on MSNBC

For Immediate Release:

January 13, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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American Public to Speaker Ryan: Don't Repeal the ACA Without Offering a Replacement

Last night, Speaker Ryan joined CNN for a town hall. Right off the bat, the Speaker was confronted by one of the millions of Americans who is benefiting from the Affordable Care Act:

Jeff Jeans, self-proclaimed lifelong Republican and small business owner: “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today alive. I rely on the Affordable Care Act to be able to purchase my own insurance. Why would you repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement?"