Senator Atkins Issues Statement on Reveal of U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill

June 22, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the bill that U.S. Senate Republicans are proposing to replace the Affordable Care Act:

“We were told the U.S. Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill might be different from the House bill that even Donald Trump called ‘mean.’ But it’s more of the same – a massive transfer of wealth to the rich disguised as healthcare reform that will leave millions upon millions of Americans without access to care. That is more than ‘mean.’ It is simply wrong. Access to basic healthcare matters to each of us – individually, for our families and in our communities. California residents are seriously engaged in this conversation, and we will not go backward. We will continue to demand the quality healthcare we all deserve. If Congress passes this bait-and-switch, we will fight here at home to ensure that Californians remain covered.”