COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on today’s announcement that Republicans have failed in their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“Republicans have had seven years to come up with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Today they were forced to confront the reality that they still have no plan that even the Republican Party can unite behind. This is a huge loss for President Trump — and it’s a big win for the thousands of Americans who have been calling their lawmakers and storming town halls to urge them to oppose Trumpcare.
“Ohioans will remember who stood with them in opposing this disastrous proposal, and they will remember the congressmen like Pat Tiberi and Jim Renacci, who voted for Trumpcare, which would have endangered health coverage for 24 million Americans, raised premiums for seniors, slashed Medicaid by $880 billion and given away a huge tax break to millionaires and insurance company CEOs.
“Ohioans will also remember that none of the Republicans contemplating a run for governor — Renacci, Mary Taylor, Jon Husted and Mike DeWine — had the courage to stand up and speak out against Trumpcare. This was a moment for leadership, and the Ohio GOP failed miserably.”