Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement after Republicans delayed a House vote on their healthcare bill:
“Donald Trump boasts about his ability to close a deal, but today he failed because Americans know they deserve better. House Republicans spent the last seven years criticizing the Affordable Care Act rather than working to make it better. This hastily constructed proposal would hurt millions of American families. It’s time to listen to the outcry from the American people and build on what’s working.
“The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has already told us that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that fewer people will have health insurance under the Republican repeal bill. Following Republicans’ failure to put their bill on the House Floor today, Republicans should heed the calls of the majority of Americans and abandon this bill that will dismantle the ACA, cripple Medicaid, and put the future of Medicare in peril.”