Protesters Demostrate Against Rep. Cramer’s Healthcare Vote
The U.S. House voted to pass the healthcare bill on this day last year
FARGO, N.D. — One year after Rep. Kevin Cramer’s vote for the American Health Care Act, North Dakotans gathered to protest against his stance.
Protesters gathered at the North Dakota Republican’s Fargo office to bring awareness to what they say is the need for healthcare. The demonstration was organized by the North Dakota Democratic–NPL party.
People who participated say Cramer’s stance benefits the rich and corporate interests.
“We’re here standing with North Dakotans who represent people all across our state, who want to let Kevin Cramer know that we’ll remember this when it comes to election time in November, because the ACA’s incredibly important to the families and the women across the state,” Amy Jacobson, a protest participant said.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the American Health Care Act would increase the amount of uninsured people by 23 million over 10 years. However, the agency says the measure would decrease the federal budget deficit by $119 billion over the same amount of time.
After the House of Representatives passed the bill, Cramer said in a statement “It delivers nearly $900 billion in tax relief and establishes a patient-centered health care system to give Americans access to quality, affordable care.”
The Senate bill failed 49-51 after Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted against it.