Norcross Condemns Administration's Attacks on Americans’ Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) issued the below statement following the House vote to condemn the Administration's attacks on our health care system:
“Americans want and deserve affordable health care, but the Trump Administration is actively working to drive up prices and put coverage out of reach for millions by repealing the Affordable Care Act. Why would we ever want to rip coverage away from 30 million Americans and people with pre-existing conditions?!
“Today’s vote to condemn the Administration’s attacks was an easy one. Come on! We must work to expand access to coverage – not take it away.”
Norcross is a cosponsor of the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019. According to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities, the act would make coverage more affordable for low-, moderate- and middle-income individual market consumers, reducing premiums for more than 13 million people by:
- Lowering health insurance premiums with strengthened and expanded affordability assistance;
- Strengthening protections for people with pre-existing conditions;
- Stopping insurance companies from selling junk health insurance plans; and
- Reversing the GOP’s health care sabotage that has needlessly driven up premiums and uninsured rates.
- Norcross and Senator Menendez visited CAMcare’s Gateway Health Center where they vowed to continue fighting against the Trump Administration’s continued efforts to undermine women’s access to health care on July 9, 2018.
- Norcross announced that two federally qualified health centers in South Jersey will receive $3.3 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Norcross’ statement when the Senate Republicans released their ‘healthcare’ plan on June 22, 2017.
- Norcross’ statement when TrumpCare passed the House on May 4, 2017.
- Norcross’ statement when the CBO score came out for TrumpCare on May 24, 2017.
- Norcross’ statement after the Republican-led Congress failed to pass health care legislation on March 24, 2017.
- Norcross’ health care day of action in January 2017 and his May 2017 press conference with women at a local Planned Parenthood center.
Contact: Ally Kehoe, Communications Director