Crist Statement on Republican Repeal of Healthcare


Date: May 4, 2017
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on his strong opposition to today's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

"Republicans are rushing to the floor a partisan healthcare repeal bill. No one has read it -- and no one knows how much it costs! What we do know is frightening: 24 million Americans will lose their healthcare, insurance companies will be able to again deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, seniors will pay five times more for their insurance, and the poor and disabled will be seriously harmed through massive Medicaid cuts.

"I urge my colleagues to abandon this harmful, ill-conceived, rushed effort. We're not listening to the people who have made clear they want us to work together, fix healthcare, not destroy it, and follow the physicians' principle of 'first, do no harm'."