In response to President Trump and other GOP members calling for a repeal of the individual mandate to pay for tax cuts, Protect Our Care Campaign Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement:

“This is a joke,” said Woodhouse. “Republicans are proposing to pay for hundreds of millions of dollar in high-income tax cuts by increasing the number of insured by 15 million and raising premiums by twenty percent, on top of the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts they aren’t paying for. Some Republicans understand how politically dumb this move would be, which is why they have been throwing cold water on it.”

“The American people have rejected health care repeal time and again,” said Woodhouse. “It’s time to move on.”