Friday, July 28, 2017

Senators Stabenow, Peters comment on Senate health care vote

WASHINGTON, DC -- Both Michigan US Senators, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, issued statements today after the Republican attempts to repeal health care failed in the Senate.

According to The Hill, "The Senate rejected a scaled-back ObamaCare repeal bill in the early hours of Friday in a shocking vote that marks a major defeat for GOP leaders and the seven-year effort to repeal the healthcare law.

"The Senate voted 49-51 against the 'skinny' bill, which would have repealed ObamaCare's individual and employer mandates and defunded Planned Parenthood."*

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released this statement: "Over the past few months, so many people in Michigan and across the country shared their stories, made phone calls, and spoke out against the Republican health care bill. Because of these actions, the Republican attempts to take away health care from millions of Americans failed tonight. It's now important that we work on a bipartisan basis to find solutions that lower health care costs and improve care."

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), released the following statement: "Thanks to the advocacy and hard work of Michiganders and people across the country, Republican efforts to pass a health care bill that would hike premiums and strip health care coverage from millions of hardworking families failed last night. I hope we can finally move forward and work together in a public and bipartisan manner to find much-needed solutions that will help lower costs and improve health care for people in Michigan and across the country."

* Click here to read the article, "Senate ObamaCare repeal bill falls in shocking vote," posted early this morning in The Hill.

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