Wagner And Mango Backed Health Care Plan Causes PA Premiums To Go Up 30%

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department announced that due to Donald Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act, premiums for 85,000 Pennsylvanians will go up by 30%. Scott Wagner and Paul Mango are both supportive of Trump’s sabotage plan that is going to be absolutely devastating to Pennsylvanians.

“Both Right-wing Wagner and so-called health care expert Paul Mango support huge premium hikes, gutting 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. “Wagner and Mango have been clear in their support for Donald Trump and his crusade to destroy the Affordable Care Act. Imagine how dangerous they would be as governor.”

BACKGROUND 

“Pennsylvania insurers offering Obamacare plans will need to raise premiums an average 30.6 percent in 2018, nearly four times the increase that had been anticipated before President Donald Trump scrapped government subsidies five days ago. The new numbers come from the state Insurance Department, which on Monday released the rate hikes that it had approved after calculating the impact of the president’s move.” [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/16/17]

“.@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“I very much want to see Obamacare get repealed.”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]