Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a top member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on Republicans’ latest plan to revive Trumpcare:
“Trumpcare already takes aim at working families, seniors and children. Now, in a transparent effort to salvage the President’s first 100 days in office, the GOP has concocted a plan to make a bad bill worse by stripping down protections for people with pre-existing conditions even further, and eliminating guarantees to essential health benefits.
“Trumpcare failed because the American people, and House Members from the President’s own party, saw through House Leadership efforts to pass it off as something it wasn’t. I have no doubt that Trumpcare’s revival will meet the same fate.”