Day 4: Gianforte Still Silent on D.C. Health Care Plan
Unpopular plan jeopardizes health care for thousands of Montanans while giving tax breaks to millionaires
HELENA -- Failed candidate for governor, New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte continues to remain silent on whether he would vote for the U.S. House health care plan that would strip health insurance from thousands of Montanans while giving billions in tax giveaways for the wealthy.
"New Jersey millionaire Greg Gianforte and his millionaire buddies in DC will be getting tax breaks with this reckless health care proposal- while many working Montanans will be left without health insurance coverage," said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. "Montanans deserve to know whether Gianforte would vote for this plan and continue to play politics with their health care.”
- House Republican leadership, which wrote the health care proposal, is currently spending $700,000 in TV ads onGianforte’s behalf via their SuperPac.
- Greg Gianforte has been vocal about his support for efforts in D.C. to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which provides affordable healthcare to over 70,000 Montanans and has given tax credits to 44,000 Montanans who purchase individual health insurance. He has long opposed and funded D.C. special interest groups that fought Montana’s bipartisan HELP Act.
- According to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, the proposed health care plan in D.C. would give $883 billion in tax breaks that benefit millionaires like Greg Gianforte, while cutting funding for Medicaid and tax credits for Americans purchasing health insurance on the individual market.