More Than 102 Thousand Western Pennsylvanians Would Lose Health Insurance
Tax Burden On Middle Class Families Would Increase By $1.5 Million
Congressional Republicans like Rep. Mike Kelly have started the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement plan, despite knowing that it would have a “devastating” impact on hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
Repeal would cause more than 102 thousand western Pennsylvanians, including Mike Kelly’s district, to lose health insurance and would increase the tax burden on middle class families by $1.5 million. But despite the devastating consequences to Pennsylvanians, Kelly voted for a budget that would repeal the ACA even though they lack a replacement.
“Repealing the Affordable Care Act would create health care chaos for Pennsylvania’s middle class. Congressman Kelly should be very aware of the consequences of his vote,” said Brandon Cwalina, Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesperson. “His constituents will lose their health insurance and be forced to pay higher premiums and higher prescription drug prices while losing consumer protections.”