Merkley Introduces More Than 100 Amendments to Health Care Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley announced that he has filed over 100 amendments as part of the Senate’s health care debate, forcing Republicans to reckon with the damage that their health care plans would inflict on millions of Americans.

Many of the amendments touch directly on affordability and access to health care, including for veterans, people with preexisting conditions, and Americans suffering from diseases like diabetes and cancer.

“The number of people who would be harmed by the dismantling of health care is so long that it would be impossible to list them all—but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try,” said Merkley. “If the GOP is intent on ramming their destructive bill through, they should have to face head-on the disastrous effects it will have for America’s veterans, children, cancer patients, and the peace of mind for every family across this country.”

Copies of Merkley’s amendments can be viewed here, here, and here.