Pelosi Statement After GOP Adds Crushing Health Premium Increase to Tax Scam

Nov 14, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans announced that they will add the repeal of the individual mandate to the GOP tax bill, causing health premiums to soar and leading to an additional 13 million uninsured Americans:
“Tens of millions of middle class families will pay higher taxes under the GOP tax scam, and now Republicans want to force them to pay higher health premiums too.  Republicans’ addiction to repealing the Affordable Care Act and raising Americans’ health costs makes a terrible tax bill downright deadly. 

“It was bad enough that Republicans raise taxes on working families with significant medical expenses while handing tax breaks to the wealthiest and big corporations shipping American jobs overseas.  Now Republicans will explode the ranks of the uninsured by 13 million, saddle Americans with pre-existing health conditions with soaring premiums, and leave families with no recourse when they are drowned beneath medical bills. 

“Chaining the GOP tax hike on millions of middle class families to the failed zombie of Trumpcare’s lethal health cost increases and explosive coverage losses exposes the unspeakable cruelty of the GOP tax scam.  The battle to defeat the GOP tax scam is a life-or-death fight for families across America.”

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