Greg Gianforte Wants Montanans to Pay $300 More Every Month for Health Care
HELENA -- New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte and his political donors want to increase Montanans' health care premiums by $300 a month to pay for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.
Gianforte has for years touted repeal efforts in D.C. to strip funding for Montana's HELP Act that expanded access to health care for over 70,000 Montanans.
"Montanans literally cannot afford to send Greg Gianforte to Congress because he's going to drastically increase their health care premiums," said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. "The choice in this election could not be more clear: we can't send a New Jersey multi-millionaire who will raise health care costs on Montana families in order to give tax breaks to multimillionaires like himself."
The current proposal in the U.S. House would increase premiums on the average Montanan by over $300 every month, while cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans like himself and giving a special new tax break to health insurance executives.
House Republican leadership, which wrote the health care proposal, is currently behind the $700,000 in TV ads on Gianforte’s behalf via their SuperPac.
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.