Ahead of tomorrow’s anniversary of President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law, new data shows that over 701,000 Georgians had their health care costs reduced – no thanks to Georgia Republicans, who unanimously voted against the relief.
This news comes as Republicans have doubled down on their promise to deliver an agenda of hiking taxes and raising health insurance premiums if they take power in November. On Monday, Republican Senator Ron Johnson confirmed that Republicans still want to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That would mean that 1.8 million Georgians with pre-existing conditions would lose insurance protections, Georgians with private insurance could see their premiums skyrocket, 343,000 Georgians could lose their insurance, and more. Meanwhile, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair Rick Scott’s agenda would raise taxes on 42.5% of Georgians.
“Since President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan was signed into law a year ago this week, 701,000 Georgians have seen their health care costs go down – no thanks to a single Georgia Republican. It’s simple: while Democrats are working to lower costs for Americans, Republicans are running on an agenda of tax hikes and raised premiums,” Rhyan Lake, spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Georgia, said.