Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo on the Latest TrumpCare Bill

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the most recent version of TrumpCare:

«The Graham-Cassidy bill would be just as bad for Rhode Islanders as every other failed version of TrumpCare. According to most recent estimates, this plan would cost Rhode Islanders more than $20 billion in federal funding over the next two decades if enacted.

«Rhode Island is a model for successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We were recently ranked third-highest in the nation for percentage of children with health insurance coverage– thanks in large part to the ACA. It’s bad enough to put that progress at risk. But cutting access to health insurance for our poorest and sickest so that the rich can get a tax cut is truly immoral.

«Graham-Cassidy is another version of TrumpCare–just as cruel and dangerous as its predecessors. I will continue to stand up and fight for Rhode Islanders against this legislation.»

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