Whip Wrap-Up: Scalise Participates in 15 Television, Radio Interviews Touting Health Care Victory

May 8, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As Republican members of Congress delivered on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare with the passage of the American Health Care Act last week, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke directly to the American people in 15 national and local television and radio interviews about the sweeping reforms in this bill that will rescue them from Obamacare's collapsing market, lower their health care costs, and provide them with more choices.

To get caught up, check out the rundown below: 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD:

Scalise on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom": "That's the most important thing--it's providing relief for families who are just struggling under Obamacare, the high costs, deductibles, doctors fleeing the marketplace."

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THURSDAY, MAY 4TH:

Scalise on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper": "There is a better way. Our bill actually fixes those problems and lowers premiums for families all across the board, including with pre-existing conditions."

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Scalise on "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins": "Families want action, and we were able to deliver that today with a really important vote--a historic vote--on the House floor."
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Scalise on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum": "I always said from the beginning, failure is not an option. This is too important to the people that elected us, that want relief from Obamacare, that we had to get this done."

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FRIDAY, MAY 5TH:

Scalise on MSNBC's "Morning Joe": "Help is on the way."

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Scalise on WWL Radio's "The Tommy Tucker Show" (New Orleans): "It's a really good bill for families that want to pay less in health care."
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Scalise on WWL-TV's "Eyewitness Morning News" (New Orleans): "We put a lot of extra layers of protection in place for people with pre-existing conditions so that they're not going to be discriminated against."

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Scalise on "The Laura Ingraham Show": "The main focus needs to be putting people back in charge of their health care decisions, getting Washington bureaucrats out, and lowering premiums for families." 
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Scalise on Fox Business Network's "Cavuto Coast to Coast": "At the end of the day, we have a mandate to follow this, and President Trump has been very clear from the beginning he wants to lower premiums for families. Our bill does that."

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Scalise on Fox News Channel's "Happening Now": "[The American people] want relief. We're going to give it to them in this bill by making sure they actually have protection in multiple ways."

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Scalise on Fox 8 New Orleans: "It protects people with pre-existing conditions, or in a case like Jimmy Kimmel where you have a son born with some kind of ailment."

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SATURDAY, MAY 6TH:

Scalise on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends": "We followed through on our promises."

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SUNDAY, MAY 7TH:

Scalise on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo": "No matter what kind of plan you have today, if you have a pre-existing condition, under our bill, you cannot be denied coverage, and you cannot be charged more than anybody else."

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MONDAY, MAY 8TH:

Scalise on "The Hugh Hewitt Show": "Despite what the liberal media is saying and lying about this bill, people with pre-existing conditions who have health insurance today cannot be denied coverage and can't be charged more than anybody else."
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Scalise on "The Michael Medved Show": "We zero-out the individual and employer mandate penalties so you can get out of and be free from Obamacare."
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