He and many other Republicans promised to ensure access to affordable prescription drugs. So how do they plan to keep these popular provisions without the individual mandate which keeps healthier people into the insurance pool to offset the cost of sicker patients?
The answer is simple: You can’t.
Repealing the ACA would throw the health care industry into chaos, bankrupt millions of Americans, and issue a death sentence for those who depend on the ACA for life-saving care.
We’re now at a tragic tipping point where extremist partisan ideologues are putting profits before people while bowing down to the Big Pharma lobby and billion-dollar corporate special interests. What does walking in the darkness of destructive selfishness look like?
We’re now likely to have the wealthiest White House cabinet ever, and Congress continues to get wealthier — so is it any coincidence that millionaires are likely to be the biggest beneficiaries of repealing the ACA?
A recent analysis found that 53 percent of the tax cuts from the ACA repeal would go to millionaires — more than double their share from the Bush tax cuts. The report also concluded that ACA repeal would significantly raise taxes on nearly 7 million middle- and low-income families.
In North Carolina, destructive selfishness looks like the failure to expand Medicaid, cruelly denying health care to 500,000 North Carolinians while sending $4.9 million in our taxpayer dollars every single day to cover indigent care in other states. It’s watching rural hospitals close their doors, inevitably costing people their lives from acute conditions like heart attacks and strokes that need immediate care.
Join millions who are rallying in the “light of creative altruism” by fighting to save the ACA and protect health care access for 30 million Americans. Fight to save the dream.
L. Kyle Horton
Progress North Carolina