"Twenty million Americans gained access to coverage thanks to Obamacare, but 24 million stood to lose it under Trumpcare. Donald Trump's health care bill would have defunded Planned Parenthood, threatened mental health and opioid abuse services, and forced Virginia seniors to pay more for their care. Those provisions were so acutely unpopular that despite claiming majorities in both chambers of Congress, Republicans couldn't pass this bill.
"With a stroke of his pen, President Obama made the Affordable Care Act the law of the land seven years ago yesterday. Today, Paul Ryan affirmed that its status as such will remain. That is no small victory, and I thank every Virginian who helped us resist. We are the party of hardworking people fighting for hardworking people - and we fought hard to preserve health care for all Virginians today."