Casey on Repeal of Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

Casey on Repeal of Individual Mandate in Tax Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing the statement below following reports that the GOP Senate tax bill will include the repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate:

“In addition to being a giveaway to the super-rich and big corporations, it now appears that the congressional Republican tax scheme will also sabotage our nation’s health care system. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this latest decision will cause 13 million Americans to lose their health care while driving premium costs up by about 10% for many families across Pennsylvania. In order to finance tax giveaways to the wealthiest and biggest corporations, congressional Republicans are willing to raise taxes on many middle class families, eliminate vital deductions for Pennsylvanians and bring our health care system crashing down. It’s wrong and I will fight against it.”