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News Monday, Jul 10 2017

Pence Backs Plan To Strip 32 Million Americans Of Their Health Insurance

Jul 10, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence just said it’s cool with him — maybe ideal, even! — if 32 million Americans have to lose their access to healthcare, and people with preexisting conditions get thrown under the bus, so long as he and Donald get to deliver billions in tax cuts to their richest donors.

On Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, Pence this afternoon took a firm stance in support of Congress launching a full-on repeal of the Affordable Care Act without passing (or even formulating) any semblance of consensus replacement legislation.

It’s impossible to overstate the devastating implications of such a reckless repeal-sans-replacement. According to the Congressional Budget Office:

  • 32 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026.
  • Health insurance premiums would “nearly double” by 2026.
Needless to say: Vice President Mike Pence has clearly been spending too much time wining and dining GOP megadonors, because his draconian vision of stripping millions of their insurance access — while putting the cost of care out of the reach of millions more — just won’t fly with the millions of everyday Americans who gained health care access and coverage for preexisting conditions under the Affordable Care Act.

Published: Jul 10, 2017

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