Statement from NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on U.S. House Passage of the AHCA
May 4, 2017
Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released the following statement:
“The House GOP just voted to strip healthcare from the sick, give a giant tax cut to the wealthy, and eliminate protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. House Republicans should be ashamed – this is literally a matter of life and death. Even though healthcare is one sixth of the U.S. economy, this bill was passed with no Congressional Budget Office score, no analysis, no real cost estimates, and no clear idea of its economic impact. This is as scary as it is disgraceful.
“Every New Yorker should be alarmed by what’s happening in Washington. While some say this bill will be decimated in the Senate, I don’t take comfort when lives are put in Mitch McConnell’s hands. And if the AHCA ends up becoming law – in this form, or another – the effects could be catastrophic. That means as New Yorkers, we all need to step up, we all need to mobilize, and we all need to take action to stop this bill from becoming law.”