Tom Perez Response to Trump Remarks on Health Care

In response to Trump’s remarks on healthcare and tomorrow’s vote to advance the Senate Republican Health Care repeal bill, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Today, Donald Trump told Senate Republicans to ignore their constituents and take health care away from up to 32 million Americans. Many senators haven’t even seen the bill they’re voting on, let alone discussed it with the people they represent.

“But no matter how many ways President Trump tries to twist or hide the truth, the facts won’t change: the Affordable Care Act has been a lifesaver for millions of Americans – and repealing it would be devastating for middle class families and our economy.

“Democrats believe that health care is a right, not a privilege. It’s time for our Republican colleagues to drop this charade and join Democrats as we work to improve our health care system for all.”