WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) called on his colleagues to work together on a bipartisan plan to lower costs and improve care following the delay of the Senate healthcare vote until after July 4 recess.

“This bill was written in secret by insurance CEOs and drug company lobbyists, so this important delay will give the people of Ohio more time to see how it impacts their lives. But we already know it will hurt working families and raise prices on Ohioans. It hands billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very same drug companies that contributed to the opioid epidemic, while taking away Ohio’s number one tool to fight back. Instead of simply delaying a vote on a bad bill, we should be working together on a new plan to lower costs and make healthcare work better for everyone.”