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June 22, 2017

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Federal union leader says Senate health care bill ‘shameful’

Categories: AFGE National President

AFGE: Millions of veterans, low-income Americans could lose health care coverage

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. released the following statement in response to the Senate’s draft legislation dismantling the Affordable Care Act:

“The Senate’s bill follows the same failed approach as the House-passed bill. It would deny health care coverage to millions of Americans in order to lavish huge tax cuts on corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent.

“The Senate bill would cut Medicaid even deeper than the House bill, and both bills could leave millions of veterans unable to afford health insurance because they would no longer qualify for tax credits.

“The Senate may have written its health care bill behind closed doors, but the harmful effects this bill would have on millions of Americans could not be clearer. What Congressional leaders are doing is shameful and disgusting, and anyone with an ounce of compassion for their fellow humans should be outraged.”

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