Howland Denounces Trumpcare Legislation
05/05/2017Lake Zurich (May 4, 2017) Amanda Howland released the following statement in response to today's historic vote to dismantle the Affordable Care Act:
“Peter Roskam chose to be Donald Trump's puppet rather than represent the people of the 6th District. Once again, he chose politics over people. Roskam and the pro Trump obstructionist agenda must be stopped. This action shows that the 6th District needs new leadership. I will fight for access for the right to affordable health care for all.
Trumpcare is so disastrous for families that Republicans are ramming through a vote before the bill can be analyzed and citizens can read the text of the bill. Roskam and Trump will allow states to opt out of essential benefits coverage, including mental health, women’s health, and drug treatments.
As a cancer survivor and special education teacher, I am appalled by this callous vote, which not only takes away vital protections for those with pre-existing conditions, but also eliminates crucial funding for children with special needs.
Once again, Peter Roskam ignored the views, needs, and values of his constituents in voting to strip millions of people of their health care. "I stand with the residents of Illinois' 6th District in rejecting this Trump-Roskam-Ryan ‘not’ health care legislation and fighting back against Peter Roskam and his continuous assault on working families in our community".