Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

May 4, 2017

Statement from Senate President Pro Tempore Looney & Senate Majority Leader Duff on Republican Efforts to Dismantle the Affordable Care Act

Premiums Could Rise Sharply & Preexisting Conditions Excluded Under New GOP Plan

As Republicans appear set to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing the health care coverage of 24 million Americans, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today released the following joint statement:

“Republicans today are expected to vote to make the more than half a million adults under the age of 65 living in Connecticut with pre-existing conditions uninsurable. The end result will put people’s lives in danger, bankrupt families and further stress our social safety net. If this bill moves forward as is, we expect it will create a significant additional problem in our state budget or force us to abandon meaningful reforms that are working.

“Every Connecticut resident should be as outraged as we are that local and state Republicans have refused to forcefully speak out against this unconscionable attack on our health care system and its pursuit of this radical and extreme political agenda.”