The Oregon Nurses Association's Statement on the U.S. Senate’s Health Care Repeal Bill

(TUALATIN, Ore.) - The Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) issued the following statement from ONA’s Executive Director Martin Taylor in response to the draft health care repeal bill released today by Senate Republicans.  

“A bill that eliminates health care coverage and raises prices for millions of Americans is not a health care plan.

Republican senators continue to dodge legislative hearings and substantive debate on their repeal bill because they know they can’t justify stripping health care from the most vulnerable Americans in order to hand tax cuts to the wealthy and insurance companies. Months of backroom deals have left us with a failed bill opposed by the vast majority of Americans, along with every major health care and health advocacy organization.

The Senate must reject this reckless health care repeal bill and begin working on real reforms to increase all Americans’ access to high-quality, affordable health care and help our communities thrive.”

ONA was founded in 1904 as the professional association for nurses in Oregon. It represents more than 14,000 nurses throughout Oregon and is the state’s largest nursing professional association and union. ONA’s mission is to advocate for nursing, quality health care and healthy communities. For more information visit www.OregonRN.org.  

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