Patriotic Millionaires on Senate health care bill: no better than the first time around

Thursday, July 13

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July 13, 2017

Contact: Sasha Grodsky

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PATRIOTIC MILLIONAIRES ON SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL: NO BETTER THAN THE FIRST TIME AROUND

“The Republican health care bills are very clear. The winners are the wealthiest Americans who are already doing quite well in today’s economy. The losers are middle class and lower-income Americans, urban and rural”

Washington, DC – This afternoon, following the Senate’s release of its revised health care bill, the Patriotic Millionaires are disheartened by the continued cruelty of this barely amended bill. In Washington, DC and around the country the Patriotic Millionaires are speaking out against this inhumane bill. In their own words:

 

“Everyone in America agrees that our health care system is inefficient and too costly. So why skimp on the care of the vulnerable and the poor to correct these inefficiencies? It’s not THEIR fault! This Senate bill, just as the one before it, only squeezes the defenseless, not those who can afford to lobby for the freedom to charge whatever they want in a market that does not behave like one and never will.” said John Hooker, Patriotic Millionaire.

 

“Most of the time it is difficult to determine the winners and losers in a particular piece of legislation. Not this time. The Republican health care bills are very clear. The winners are the wealthiest Americans, who are already doing quite well in today’s economy. The losers are middle class and lower-income Americans, urban and rural, who now will have to struggle even more to meet their basic needs,” said Frank Patitucci, Patriotic Millionaire.

“This bill is the perfect poster child for the entire economic philosophy of the Republican Party, which can be nicely summarized in three words: Soak The Poor,” said David Goldschmidt, Patriotic Millionaire.

The Patriotic Millionaires have aggressively lobbied for months against this disingenuous “health care reform,” which strips the most sick and vulnerable Americans of care in order to pay for a tax cut for those who need it least. This updated version of the BCRA continues to demonstrate a disastrously misplaced set of priorities in Congress. As wealthy Americans who would prefer living in a healthy society over yet another tax cut for millionaires, the Patriotic Millionaires have spoken out time and time again to say they neither need nor want another tax cut, especially one that comes at the expense of American lives. Their voices have been featured in outlets such as the Wisconsin Gazette, Forbes, The Tennessean, The Hill, the Lebanon Democrat, and Politicus USA.

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