From Sen. Blumenthal: At 9 a.m. on Monday, June 19 at the State Capitol Building in Hartford, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will convene an emergency field hearing in advance of an expected Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip coverage from millions of Americans.
GOP Senate leaders will not allow any official public hearings, nor will they invite amendments or any bipartisan negotiation. Next to nothing is known now about the content of the bill. Republicans may attempt to jam through a partisan vote as early as next week.
The House-passed bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the American Health Care Act—would strip coverage from 23 million Americans. It would immediately defund Planned Parenthood, denying 2.5 million people access to essential health services. The GOP plan would gut Medicaid and leave millions with nowhere to turn for care, including millions of children and individuals receiving treatment for opioid abuse who rely on the program for care. Seniors and individuals with pre-existing conditions would see diminished access to coverage and skyrocketing premiums.
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday, June 19
Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue