Tom Price: GOP Tax Scam Drives Up Health Care Costs
Looks like Tom Price – Trump’s former U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary and one of Republicans’ favorite voices on health care – is finally admitting the truth about the GOP tax scam’s repeal of the individual mandate:
“There are many, and I’m one of them, who believes that that actually will harm the pool in the exchange market, because you’ll likely have individuals who are younger and healthier not participating in that market, and consequently, that drives up the cost for other folks within that market.”
We can’t believe we’re saying this… but he’s right.
As the CBO found, repealing the individual mandate in the GOP tax scam will lead to a 10 percent average premium hike, beginning in 2019, and 13 million more uninsured Americans.
The GOP tax scam is a raw deal that will increase families’ health costs in order to hand massive tax breaks to Wall Street, pharmaceutical companies, corporations shipping jobs overseas and the wealthiest 1 percent.
Republicans must stop the empty rhetoric now and work with Democrats on real, bipartisan tax reform that puts the middle class first and to drive down health care costs for all working Americans.