WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement on the healthcare bill released by House Republicans.

“Ohioans have called my office terrified of losing their healthcare because of this plan. We cannot allow Washington politicians who get taxpayer-funded health insurance to rip coverage away from Ohioans who are battling cancer, getting regular checkups for the first time, or finally getting treatment to beat their opioid addiction,” said Brown. “This plan will raise prices for Ohioans – particularly older Ohioans – and kick people off of the coverage they have today. It will threaten jobs across our state by cutting funding for local hospitals that employ hundreds of thousands of Ohioans. This plan does nothing to lower healthcare costs for Ohioans, but hands a huge tax break to drug companies and insurance executives who jack up their prices.”