If Tisei gets his way, 7,900 seniors in the 6th District will lose prescription drug benefit, 84,000 will see cuts to Medicare services.
If Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei were in Congress, he would have joined Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives who voted yesterday to repeal President Obama’s health care reform, known as ObamaCare.
Even though Massachusetts families are already reaping the benefits of ObamaCare, the failed Lt. Gov. candidate has made repealing ObamaCare, which would increase prices on seniors’ prescription drugs, roll back free preventative services including mammograms and take away insurance company rebates for approximately 85,000 families, a center piece of his campaign.
“We're starting to see why National Republicans hand-picked Richard Tisei and are funding his campaign,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh. “National Republicans support Tisei because they know that if he goes to Washington, he'll support their extreme agenda which includes repealing ObamaCare, rolling back Wall Street Reform and returning to the failed economic policies of the past.”
Here is just some of what would happen in the 6th congressional district if Richard Tisei got his way and ObamaCare was repealed:
• 7,900 seniors in the district would lose prescription drug discounts worth $4.8 million, an average discount of $600 per senior.
• 84,000 seniors in the district would lose access to Medicare preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles.
• 37,000 children and 140,000 adults would lose access to health insurance that covers preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles.
• 510 small businesses in the district would lose tax credits to help maintain or expand health care coverage for their employees.
• The district would lose $8.3 million in public health grants that have been given to community health centers, hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers in the district to improve the community’s health.
“If Tisei and his Republican friends get their way, seniors will be forced to pay more for prescription drugs, folks will lose access to preventative care and Massachusetts families will be blocked from receiving money back from their insurance company,” Walsh said. “The Affordable Care Act means better health care for people across the Sixth District, but Richard Tisei just doesn’t get it.”
Here is how some local communities in the Sixth Congressional District would be affected if Richard Tisei got his way: