Yes, you read that right.
The bill passed in the House, the American Health Care Act, is first and foremost an age tax. If you are 50 or older, you’ll pay more just because of your age. This bill allows insurance companies to charge older Montanans up to five times more than everyone else for the same coverage.
You read that right as well - five times.
And it’s not just folks over 50 who will pay more. The
• According to the non-partisan
• The bill eliminates protections for pre-existing conditions, so you could end up paying thousands of dollars more for insurance.
• It would gut Medicaid, so your child or your parent in a nursing home could lose their coverage.
• And while you and your family pay more,
It also threatens to reverse the bipartisan progress we have made in
This bill would decimate Medicaid, cutting Montana’s funding by
We can all agree that health care is still too expensive. But this bill won’t fix it. It does nothing to solve the underlying causes of rising healthcare costs, like skyrocketing prescription drug prices. It only makes it worse by giving drug and insurance companies billions of dollars in tax breaks.
The devastating impacts of these proposals are no secret. We’ve seen the numbers. It’s time for folks in
Anything less is unacceptable.