WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on the reports that the Senate will not be voting on the Graham-Cassidy legislation to undermine the Affordable Care Act:
“The latest partisan attempt to take health care away from millions of people has failed again, and millions of people can breathe a sigh of relief, for now. Health care is an issue of economic security for all people in our nation. That’s why so many want to see the Affordable Care Act strengthened, not gutted. Health care should be a guaranteed right for all, not just the wealthy few who can afford it.
We are inspired by everyone who organized, spoke out, and made their voices heard in opposing Graham-Cassidy. We hope our elected leaders have heard these voices and now realize that it is time for our country to move forward on ways to improve health care for all, including people with disabilities, people of color, women, seniors, and low- and moderate-income families.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of approximately 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its approximately 200 member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.