Rep. Gabbard on Facebook: Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
"The latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act – the #GrahamCassidybill – strips funds for Medicaid, decreases access to affordable coverage, increases out-of-pocket costs, threatens coverage of essential health benefits, and undermines protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The Graham-Cassidy bill is just as bad, if not worse, than prior repeal measures we’ve seen. Rather than providing real solutions to our healthcare crisis, the Graham-Cassidy bill punts the problem to states and gives them less funding and fewer resources to provide care for their residents, ultimately hurting our most vulnerable populations. In addition, the Senate is irresponsibly rushing this bill through the chamber before their self-imposed September 30th deadline. Although Senator John McCain has announced his opposition to the bill, we must continue to speak out in strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill as there are still Senators who are on the fence. We must focus on providing real solutions to fix our healthcare system. We must ensure that all Americans have quality, affordable healthcare by passing H.R. 676, the Medicare for All Act."