Skip to main content
MomsRising's picture

Add your voice to the comments

Yesterday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate tax bill would include a provision to do away with the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that all Americans have health insurance. The repeal of the individual mandate would remove the incentive for younger, healthier Americans who buy their insurance through the individual market to purchase coverage, tilting the market toward older, sicker consumers—in turn, decreasing the number of insurers who participate in the marketplace.

U.S. Senate Republicans are moving forward on a disastrous tax plan, one that would raise taxes on 1 in 3 middle class families and repeal the individual mandate which is a vital piece of the Affordable Care Act. This would leave 13 million Americans without health insurance and raise premiums in the individual marketplace by 10 percent in most years over the next decade—all to give massive tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and giant corporations. This is shameful and only makes a bad bill worse.
 
Earlier this year, in one of the GOP’s previous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, the Congressional Budget Office concluded that repealing the mandate would raise premiums by double-digits and sow widespread chaos in the individual marketplace. The moms of America will not stand for this attack on our families and our healthand call on Congressional Republicans who rejected previous attempts to strip health insurance from millions of Americans to join with Democrats once again to defeat this bill.

Reporters: For media contact information, please view this as a statement in our newsroom.


The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of MomsRising.org

MomsRising.org strongly encourages our readers to post comments in response to blog posts. We value diversity of opinions and perspectives. Our goals for this space are to be educational, thought-provoking, and respectful. So we actively moderate comments and we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that undermine these goals. Thanks!

#KeepMarching: It’s a Year End Match!

Rise up to protect women and families in America. Make a contribution to MomsRising between now and midnight on Dec. 31, and your gift will be immediately matched by another generous donor!

A $25 gift becomes $50. Your $100 gift become $200!

Thank you. Your support means everything to us.

close window