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Congress Must Protect Hard-Won Progress on Health Care

By November 17, 2022No Comments

WASHINGTON – In response to Republicans securing a narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:

Republicans have secured majority control in the House but their margin of victory should be a cautionary tale: most Americans don’t support extremist efforts to ban abortion, cuts to Medicare and Social Security and giving more tax breaks to the ultra wealthy billionaires and price-gouging corporations who are driving inflation. Instead of following through on their pre-election threats to repeal Medicare negotiations for lower drug prices and defund tax enforcement on the nation’s wealthy tax cheats, Republicans should listen to the voters by taking on monopoly power over prices and ending the two-tiered tax system that enables billionaires to pay lower tax rates than nurses and firefighters.

If, instead, Republicans prioritize rewards for the ultra-wealthy donors who helped elect them, cuts to the nation’s most loved programs like Medicare and Social Security and more attacks on our personal freedoms, they will find themselves in the minority again in 2024. Health Care for America Now and our allies will defend the hard-won progress Congress has made in the last two years so that key provisions are implemented and average Americans benefit. We’re putting the Republicans on notice that just like the last time they tried to take away our health care by repealing the Affordable Care Act, Americans will hold them accountable for rollbacks on Medicare negotiations, for cuts to healthcare and Social Security and for giving away more tax breaks the richest people in the nation while the rest of us battle inflation. Every Member of Congress, no matter what party they represent, must put our health care over more wealth care for the ultra wealthy and billion-dollar corporations.