Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

History's Judgment

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

History's Judgment

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Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus and Sen. Pat Toomey, have abdicated their moral responsibility as public servants with their prior attempts at a health care reform law and now continue to do so by incorporating elements of the Affordable Care Act repeal within tax reform. According to the Congressional Budget Office, up to $25 billion will be cut from Medicare in the House tax plan to fund an estate tax repeal to benefit the Trump family.

The Senate plan may go further. It contains a proposal to eliminate the individual mandate, thus removing up to 13 million people from the health insurance market. This would increase insurance premiums for all and continue to destabilize an already fragile marked.

Rep. Rothfus and Sen. Toomey are political cowards who hide behind a gerrymandered congressional district and a marginal re-election victory, respectively. …

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