Mango And Wagner Back Trump Moves To Destroy Pennsylvanians’ Health Care

Yesterday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that sabotages insurance markets and stopped vital Affordable Care Act payments. These moves put health care for millions of Pennsylvanians in jeopardy and strip protections from people with pre-existing conditions.

Meanwhile, so-called health care expert Paul Mango and right wing Scott Wagner are refusing to stand up for Pennsylvanians and are backing the Trump’s reckless sabotage.

“So-called health care expert Paul Mango and right wing Scott Wagner are supporting huge premium hikes, the gutting of protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and kicking seniors out of their nursing homes,” said Beth Melena, communications director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “Paul Mango and Scott Wagner are backing a 20% statewide rate increase that would be a monumental blow to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians. Mango and Wagner are proving to be the very worst types of politicians.”

BACKGROUND 

“If cost-sharing reductions are not paid to insurers, the companies would request a 20.3 percent rate increase statewide.” [Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, 6/1/17]

“.@MangoforPA praises president’s exec actions on health care, calling it “a powerful 1st step” to put choice & decisions back in people’s hands.” [Jan Murphy Tweet, 10/13/17]

“I very much want to see Obamacare get repealed.” [Scott Wagner, 3/20/17]