Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement after Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday:
“Last night, Republicans unveiled their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and make hardworking families pay more money for less care. Make no mistake, this plan strips healthcare from millions, defunds Planned Parenthood and rations healthcare for low-income Americans in order to offer handouts to the wealthy and healthcare executives.
“Access to quality affordable healthcare is a basic human right. Millions of Americans have made their voices heard in protests, town halls and in the streets. Their message is clear: repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be deadly for our communities.
“During the writing of the ACA, I worked tirelessly with the Congressional Black Caucus and President Obama to expand access to healthcare for all Americans, especially those in communities of color. I refuse to stand idly by as Republicans unravel the lifesaving reforms we’ve made over the past seven years.
“Today I stand with the American people and my colleagues in Congress to put President Trump and Congressional Republicans on notice. The fight to protect affordable healthcare is on, and we will not rest until Republicans end their coldhearted campaign to kick American families off of healthcare.”