The American Medical Association, the largest organization of physicians in the country, warned the Republicans against passing their disastrous Trumpcare bill. In usual ignorant fashion, the Republicans ignored the experts and forced the bill through.
Immediately after the legislation passed the House, Andrew W. Gurman M.D., president of the AMA released a statement:
“The bill passed by the House today will result in millions of Americans losing access to quality, affordable health insurance and those with pre-existing health conditions face the possibility of going back to the time when insurers could charge them premiums that made access to coverage out of the question. Action is needed, however, to improve the current health care insurance system. The AMA urges the Senate and the Administration to work with physician, patient, hospital and other provider groups to craft bipartisan solutions so all American families can access affordable and meaningful coverage, while preserving the safety net for vulnerable populations.”
Republicans don’t care about results, they care about the appearance of action. To them, governing is nothing but theater. If Trumpcare passes the Senate, the results will be disastrous for millions of Americans.
The doctors have spoken out, now our senators need to listen.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.