March 22, 2017 Courtney Beyer, 608-266-5810
(MADISON) – All 48 members of the Wisconsin State Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the Wisconsin Congressional Federal Delegation yesterday urging caution on the GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a shocking report released by the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office, the GOP replacement proposal is estimated to drastically raise health insurance premiums and cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance. Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) offered the following remarks:
“Trumpcare will be nothing short of disastrous for Wisconsin families and everyone will know someone who lost insurance. The poor and the elderly will be disproportionately uninsured or saddled with ridiculously high premiums. The uninsured rate of people like myself aged 50 and older would rise to almost 30% while the wealthy get tax breaks.
“Republicans seem to have forgotten that it wasn’t too long ago that tens of thousands of people were dying every year because they didn’t have health insurance. We Wisconsin Democrats are united in our opposition to this dangerous proposal, and we strongly urge that our colleagues in Congress stand up and fight back against this legislation.”
The House is expected to vote on the GOP’s American Healthcare Act on Thursday.