Statement on Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

The Graham-Cassidy health care bill is an attack on hard-working, everyday Americans. It ends protections for people with pre-existing conditions, opens the floodgates for insurance companies to put lifetime limits on cancer patients and premature babies, allows insurers to offer plans without essential services like emergency visits, cuts Medicaid, and defunds rural hospitals. Funding for comprehensive mental health care and women’s reproductive services would be at the behest of state governments - something Mainers can’t risk with a governor like LePage.

The authors of this bill are willing to compromise the health of our country to get a point on the legislative scoreboard and give tax cuts to their wealthy friends. It is government corruption at its worst and needs to be called what it actually is: despicable, inhumane, and un-American.