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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Chair Nancy Worley on Donald Trump’s Visit to Campaign for Luther Strange

Donald Trump’s visit today to campaign for Senator Luther Strange will not distract Alabamians from the fact that Strange and his fellow Republican "fat cats" have been working secretly behind closed doors to take away health care coverage from 32 million Americans. Trump and Strange both support the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care repeal bill that would raise premiums up to 20 percent the first year, increase costs for up to 1.9 million Alabamians with pre-existing conditions, lead to an "Age Tax" with 60-year-old Alabamians paying as much as $18,865 more in 2020, and cause 480,000 Alabamians to lose coverage by 2027. Rather than supporting this harmful health care repeal bill that would cut funding in Alabama by $27 billion over the next two decades, including $2.15 billion in 2027 alone, Trump and Strange should work with Democrats in a bipartisan effort to expand health care coverage for all Americans.