Connecticut delegation pleased with Obamacare repeal failure
HARTFORD, (AP) >> Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation say the country avoided “disaster” when Republican efforts to repeal “Obamacare” failed.
President Donald Trump and Republican leaders removed the repeal bill off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly.
Connecticut’s all-Democratic delegation said Friday that the Republican plan would result in millions of Americans losing their health insurance and give tax breaks to the rich.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal called the GOP failure a “meltdown” that marked “a massive failure of governance by a reckless, irresponsible administration and its partisan congressional leadership.”
Sen. Chris Murphy says the Republican plan might not be dead for long. He believes the president and Republicans in Congress will try to revive their efforts to undermine former President Barack Obama’s health care law.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3 said in a statement: “Millions of Americans have raised their voices and called on Congress to defeat the Republican health care bill and today the American people had a victory.”
“Make no mistake, if you bring a bill to the House Floor that kicks 24 million Americans off their health care plans, raises premiums and deductibles, raids Medicare, and enacts an age tax on older Americans, we will fight,” she said. “Speaker (Paul) Ryan and Republicans made the right decision in pulling this bill and if they want to work together to enact improvements to the Affordable Care Act, I will be there.”