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Pennsylvania Republicans Vote to Repeal Health Tax Credits for Small Businesses, Rights for Patients

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to repeal health reform that provides tax credits to small businesses, protects patients’ rights and reduces the deficit. Pennsylvania Republicans voted in lockstep with their leadership, despite health reform repeal only having the support of 18 percent of Americans, according to a new ABC News Poll. The repeal bill passed the House by a vote of 245 to 189.
 
“Today, Pennsylvania Republicans ignored the American people and voted to make it more difficult for small businesses to pay for health insurance for their employees and easier for insurance companies to deny people who need care,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn. “The repeal bill supported by Pennsylvania Republicans will increase the deficit by billions. Instead of focusing on creating jobs, Pennsylvania Republicans have made their first order of business hurting small businesses and patients who need care while increasing the deficit.”
 
Republican efforts to repeal reform will also take away insurance for young adults, force seniors to pay more for prescription drugs, and let insurance companies deny coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions.
Only 18 Percent Favor Repealing Health Care Law Entirely (ABC News) For all that, fewer than four in 10 — 37 percent — favor repealing all or parts of the law; the rest either support it, or want to wait and see. And just 18 percent favor repealing it entirely, as the Republican leadership in Congress seeks to do.

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