Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton: No Deal

Let me count the ways Donald Trump's health care legislation is a terrible idea and why Democrats are not interested in "making a deal."

Under Trumpcare:

  • 24 million people would lose their health care.
  • Medicaid would be cut, resulting in increased costs for millions of additional seniors, low-income families, people with disabilities, and children.
  • Planned Parenthood would be defunded.
  • Health care tax subsidies for working families would be reduced.
  • Premiums and out-of-pocket costs would go up.
  • People with pre-existing conditions could be denied health care.

Add to that a big new tax giveaway for wealthy people and it sounds an awful lot like trading a hummingbird for a turkey with its wings cut off. So thanks, but Democrats are not interested in this kind of so-called "deal."

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