"We're in the middle of an unprecedented national pandemic. Americans are worried about their health and their jobs.
"Yet here we go again in the Democratic House: Another partisan bill with no input from
"The American people are sick and tired of this partisanship - to my Democratic friends, I say stop playing political games with health care.
"This bill is dangerous to your health in three key ways: It stops life-saving cures from getting to patients who need them most; blocks Americans from buying affordable short-term health care plans that can cover them in between jobs; and threatens to slash state support for Medicaid for the most vulnerable and poor.
"As if that isn't enough, it doubles down on the most unpopular health care plan in modern history: the Affordable Care Act.
"You remember that disaster - it broke every promise
* If you like your health care plan, you can keep it. False.
* If you like your doctor you can keep them. False.
* Your health care costs will go down by
* No American making less than
* Obamacare won't add a dime to the federal deficit. False (by the way, it will add over
"Here we are, battling the Coronavirus, and hoping against hope as companies partner with the government, racing heroically to bring new treatments and medicines that will save our lives and prevent Americans from being infected.
"These are the medicines that could be the answer to some of the most heartbreaking and devastating diseases - including COVID-19 - that our children, seniors, and families are facing.
"As this pandemic makes urgently clear: We need MORE cures, not fewer. Fewer cures means more lives cut short. Yet leading
"Although the Affordable Care Act has improved under
"Two out of three Americans eligible for Obamacare are turning it down - two out of three! They say it's health care they don't want, can't afford, and doesn't work for them.
"Holding the poor hostage, threatening to defund the operations of Medicaid? That is immoral. Maybe they don't remember: the
"Finally, despite the claims they are expanding health care choice, this misguided bill blocks Americans from buying legal, affordable short-term plans often used by small business workers and Americans who are out of work or in between jobs.
"These health plans aren't for everyone, but to the three million Americans with these life-saving plans,
"There's a better way than this dangerous, partisan waste of time.
"Real people are hurting. We should work together in
"Health care policy fails when it is partisan. We must work together now to make drugs more affordable, to expand access to quality care, and to lower costs.
"This bill doesn't achieve any of those goals. It's partisan business as usual, during a time when our nation calls out for much more.