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IN GOP Senate Primary Heating Up, But Every Candidate Backs Toxic GOP Health Care Plan

It’s no surprise the Republican Senate primary in Indiana is heating up — as The Washington Post reported: 

Republicans have struggled to recruit top candidates…[and] a lack of a clear leader is leading to a bunch of lower-tier candidates jumping into the race, which means Republicans could spend the next year in potentially expensive (and, in some cases, divisive) primaries.”  

But no matter who emerges from this intensifying intra-party brawl, every Republican candidate has one thing in common: they all back the GOP’s toxic health care agenda that would spike premiums, impose an age tax on older Americans and strip away coverage for pre-existing conditions.

From David Bergstein, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Spokesman: “Republican recruitment failures are setting the stage for divisive, crowded GOP Senate primaries — but every potential GOP candidate backs a toxic health care agenda that will spike premiums by 20 percent, impose an age tax on older Americans and strip away coverage for pre-existing conditions — all to give more tax breaks to big insurance companies and the wealthiest few. We’re already hearing plenty about what these Republicans don’t like about each other — but they all agree on an expensive, unpopular health care agenda that will force working families to pay more for less care.”

See for yourself:

  • Headline: Brooks, Messer Supporting GOP Health Care Plan. [The Herald Bulletin, 3/8/17]
  • Northwest Indiana Times: Rokita Cheered The House Passing The AHCA And Was Pleased To Vote For It. “The two congressmen expected to vie next year for Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate nomination cheered House approval Thursday of a measure repealing portions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Shelbyville, and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Brownsburg, both said they were pleased to vote for legislation that moves the United States closer toward fully eliminating the 2010 health law enacted by former Democratic President Barack Obama.” [Northwest Indiana Times, 5/4/17]

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