FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 24, 2017
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
Massachusetts Democratic Party Statement on New Republican Assault on Our Healthcare
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford today released the following statement regarding a new Republican plan to raise the cost of healthcare for Massachusetts residents:
“While Republicans in Washington try to resurrect President Trump’s plan to slash health coverage for millions of Americans, their colleagues in Massachusetts have a plan to raise the cost of healthcare for 1.2 million Massachusetts residents.
“Governor Baker’s budget proposal already cuts benefits for nearly 300,000 Obamacare beneficiaries. Republicans at every level of our government need to stop their ideological assault on our healthcare.”
The plan announced by House Republicans today would charge premiums to 1.2 million Massachusetts residents who receive MassHealth, raising their annual costs by an average of $2,000. Outside Section 72 of Governor Baker’s budget would eliminate certain healthcare benefits for close to 300,000 people in the MassHealth CarePlus program for Obamacare beneficiaries in Massachusetts.