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DNC's Tom Perez Slams AHCA: GOP 'Will Own Every Preventable Death'

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By    |   Thursday, 04 May 2017 01:42 PM

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, hit out at President Donald Trump and Republicans' work to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

"Trump and Republicans will own every preventable death, every untreated illness and every bankruptcy that American families will be forced to bear if this bill becomes law and millions lose access to affordable care," Perez said in a statement, according to The Hill. 

"The 24 million that lose access to healthcare is not just a number."

The Congressional Budget Office estimated in March that the Republican healthcare plan would result in 24 million uninsured Americans within 10 years.

"It represents fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and even newborn babies with heart diseases or cancers that are too costly to treat without affordable insurance," he added.

"As if this attack on ordinary Americans weren't reprehensible enough, Republicans in Congress might keep Obamacare's best protections for themselves and their staffers, as they rip them away from their own constituents."

According to CNN, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi slammed the GOP for "forcing a vote without a CBO score shows that Republicans are terrified of the public learning the full consequences of their plan to push Americans with pre-existing conditions into the cold."

"But tomorrow, House Republicans are going to tattoo this moral monstrosity to their foreheads, and the American people will hold them accountable."

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