Statement by George Gresham, President, 1199SEIU Re: Senate Vote to Move Debate Forward on ACA Repeal

July 25, 2017

“Senate Republicans have elected to go forward with a procedural vote on legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Under any of the versions being considered, this legislation will result in tens of millions of Americans losing access to affordable healthcare, deep cuts in services for seniors and people with disabilities and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost. The members of 1199SEIU, in broad coalition with patients, providers and advocates, call on Congress to stop playing politics with people’s lives, and instead come together in a bipartisan way to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable care when they need it. Our 400,000 members are watching closely, and ready to take action.”