Stabenow Statement on Her Vote Against Senate Budget Resolution to Repeal Healthcare

Thursday, January 12, 2017

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement on her vote on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution, one of the first procedural steps towards repealing the healthcare law:

“With tonight’s vote, Republicans have pulled the first thread that will unravel our entire healthcare system.  The Republican repeal will put insurance companies back in charge of our healthcare, take away patient protections from every American with health insurance, kick 30 million Americans off their insurance, and drive up the price of prescription drugs for everyone.  Rather than repealing health reform and weakening Medicare and Medicaid, Republicans should work with Democrats to improve care and lower healthcare costs for all Americans.”