Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on the House of Representatives passing Trumpcare:
"Today, I'm thinking of the thousands of Hawaii residents I've heard from who are living in fear of losing their insurance and other protections they've received thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Constituents like Kathryn, a teacher and single parent, who is afraid of losing her insurance because of a preexisting condition; and Anne, who gave birth to a healthy baby boy thanks to Medicaid coverage. The fight to save the Affordable Care Act in the Senate starts today. I will stand strong to ensure Trumpcare does not undermine Prepaid Health Care and Affordable Care Act protections for Hawaii families."