INDIANAPOLIS – It’s been exactly a year since House Republicans passed their disastrous health care overhaul – and while their unpopular bill ultimately failed, congressional Republicans have stopped at nothing to continue their sabotage of the nation’s health care system over the following 365 days.
Last May 4, congressional Republicans, including Congressmen Messer and Rokita, forced through their American Health Care Act (AHCA), which Rep. Braun also vocally supported. The bill passed despite bipartisan opposition and incredible unpopularity – only 17% of Americans supported the bill in a poll taken shortly after its passage. The reasons for its unpopularity were clear – the bill would have been a disaster for Hoosiers:
After failing to pass their disastrous overhaul, the GOP continued to sabotage the heath care markets throughout the year:
While AHCA may have failed, it seems likely that their sabotage efforts have worked:
“After trying and failing to pass their disastrous health care overhaul a year ago, Republicans have stopped at nothing to sabotage the system and prevent Hoosiers from having access to affordable health care,” said Michael Feldman, spokesman for the Indiana Democratic Party. “Whoever emerges from the GOP Senate primary next Tuesday will have to explain to Hoosiers why they’ve supported efforts to raise their premiums by double-digits and dismantle essential programs like HIP 2.0 and Medicaid.”