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Response to Paul Ryan’s Announcement That Health Care Repeal May Be Part of GOP Tax Plan

By November 5, 2017No Comments

On Fox News Sunday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans are considering health care repeal as part of their tax plan currently being debated in Congress. Just yesterday, in the New York Times, GOP Senator Susan Collins warned Republicans not to try to repeal health care as part of the tax debate. Protect Our Care Campaign Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement in response:

“Really?” said Woodhouse. “The American people have repeatedly rejected the idea of repealing health care, and they hate it even more if it’s just used to pay for more tax breaks for billionaires and big corporations. Even GOP Senators oppose using the tax plan as a backdoor way to repeal health care, but that’s not stopping some Republicans — including apparently Speaker Ryan — from suggesting it so they can keep President Trump happy. Doing this would increase the number of uninsured by 15 million and raise premiums twenty percent to give a high-income tax cut to the wealthy. It’s time to move on.”