PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M.
Raimondo released the following statement today in response to the most
recent version of TrumpCare:
"The Graham-Cassidy bill would be just as bad for Rhode
Islanders as every other failed version of TrumpCare. According to most recent
estimates, this plan would cost Rhode Islanders more than $20 billion in
federal funding over the next two decades if enacted.
"Rhode Island is a model for successful implementation
of the Affordable Care Act. We were recently ranked third-highest in the nation
for percentage of children with health insurance coverage-- thanks in large
part to the ACA. It's bad enough to put that progress at risk. But cutting
access to health insurance for our poorest and sickest so that the rich can get
a tax cut is truly immoral.
"Graham-Cassidy is another version of TrumpCare--just
as cruel and dangerous as its predecessors. I will continue to stand up and
fight for Rhode Islanders against this legislation."