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CHC Chair Reacts to Trumpcare Vote

May 4, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement after the Trumpcare vote in the House:

“Trumpcare is another politically-motivated assault by the Trump Administration and House GOP on the health and well-being of Hispanic families. Every Member of the CHC voted no to Trumpcare because it would scrap health coverage for 6.5 million Hispanics and weaken critical protections for those with a pre-existing condition.

“Under the ACA, 20 million Americans gained access to health coverage, including millions of Hispanic children and adults, the uninsured rate has dropped to historic lows, and states that expanded Medicaid saw the largest decline in the uninsured rate for nonelderly Hispanic adults. Rather than working with CHC Members to build on these successes, President Trump and the GOP passed dangerous legislation that now puts these critical health gains at risk. 

“The CHC remains committed to preserving health care access and protections for families and will continue to fight against Trumpcare as it moves to the Senate.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.

Media Contact:
Carlos Paz Jr.