Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette: Now that Trumpcare Bill is Behind Us, Let’s Improve Health Care in a Bipartisan Way

Mar 24, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – In response to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that he is pulling from consideration the Trumpcare bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement:

“This bad bill would have ripped health insurance away from millions of people – 24 million over ten years, and 14 million next year alone – and would have provided less care for others at higher cost.

“There is bipartisan agreement across the country that we should improve the Affordable Care Act and do more to bring down premiums, deductibles, and out-of-pocket costs. Trumpcare offered no solutions to these problems. 

“I am prepared to work with colleagues across the aisle on legislation to improve the ACA, just as we worked together to modernize biomedical research with the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act that became law three months ago. Congress can accomplish the goal of improving health care in this country without hurting millions of people in the process.”

Diana DeGette is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and was a key voice on shaping and passing the Affordable Care Act.