AUGUSTA, Maine – After the failure of the latest attempt by Republicans to repeal health care, Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett released the following statement:

“The Republicans’ morally bankrupt attempt to take health care away from millions of Americans in the dead of the night has failed. Their defeat marks a victory for every Maine family whose lives would have been put in grave danger by repeal. This victory belongs to the people who called, marched, and made their voices heard — their tireless activism literally saved lives today. But our fight isn’t over yet.

“Republicans should listen to the message the American people are sending them: health care is a right for all, not a privilege for the few. Republicans’ historically unpopular repeal efforts have failed because they are wrong. It’s time for them to accept that and work with Democrats to improve our current health care system for all Americans.”