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Yarmuth Statement on Reports the Senate GOP Tax Bill Will Include Repeal of Individual Mandate

Nov 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on reports that Senate Republicans will add a provision to their tax bill repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate:

“Congressional Republicans have released multiple plans that all raise taxes on millions of middle class families, while giving massive tax breaks to billionaires and powerful corporations. Senate Republicans now want to include an attack on the Affordable Care Act, which will leave 13 million more Americans without health insurance and increase individual market premiums by double digits. This is a dangerous, and potentially deadly, one-two punch for hard-working American families. Their health and economic security should not be sacrificed so the wealthy can get a bigger tax break. We must defeat this plan.”