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PA GOP Senate Primary Heating Up, but Every Candidate Backs Toxic GOP Health Care Plan

It’s no surprise the Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania 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 developing 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. As this race develops we’re sure to hear exactly 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: 

  • Barletta Voted For The GOP Health Care Plan. In May 2017, Barletta voted for: “Passage of the bill that would make extensive changes to the 2010 health care overhaul law, by effectively repealing the individual and employer mandates as well as most of the taxes that finance the current system. It would, in 2020, convert Medicaid into a capped entitlement that would provide fixed federal payments to states and end additional federal funding for the 2010 law’s joint federal-state Medicaid expansion.” The bill passed, 217-213. [CQ, 5/4/17; H.R. 1628, Vote 256, 5/4/17]
  • Bartos Criticized Casey For Opposing GOP Repeal Effort And Supported The GOP Health Care Agenda. “Pennsylvanians are paying a price for Bob Casey support of Obamacare. Between 2013 and 2017, insurance premiums on Pennsylvania’s exchange increased by 120% In 2017 alone, insurance premiums increased by an average of 32.5% for Pennsylvanians. Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians lost their coverage this year.” [Facebook, Jeff Bartos For Senate,6/19/17]
  • Saccone Said He “Absolutely” Supported the GOP Health Care Agenda. HOST: “You’re for totally repealing, total repeal of Obamacare?” SACCONE: “Absolutely, got to go.” [790 WAEB, 3/9/17] (AUDIO)

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