Tom Perez on Vote by Senator Heller to Repeal Health Care

In response to Senator Heller voting for the Republican health care repeal that would have stripped health care from thousands of Nevadans, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Last night, when he thought no one was watching, Senator Heller broke his promise to improve health care for his constituents, voting for a bill that would take health care away from millions of Americans. A repeal of the Affordable Care Act would result in as many as 371,000 Nevadans losing their health care, and cause Nevada to lose 22,100 jobs. The bill voted on last night was a moral abomination and an affront to America’s core values. But while Senator Heller and Republicans remain committed to an agenda that prioritizes the wealthy, Democrats will continue to fight for working families in Nevada and across the country. Health care is a right. Senator Heller’s vote was wrong. And Nevadans will hold him accountable in November.”




Repealing the ACA would cause 371,000 Nevadans to lose coverage. According to the Joint Economic Committee, if Senate Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement plan 371,000 Nevadans would lose their health care. [Joint Economic Committee. 7/26/17]


Repealing the ACA would cause 22,100 Nevadans to lose their jobs. State economies will shed jobs and take a hit to economic growth, 22,100 Nevadans could lose their jobs across the health care, construction, retail, and financial industries. [Joint Economic Committee. 7/26/17