Helena, Mont.-- Ted Dick, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party, released the following statement on the GOP attempts to dismantle the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, which improves health insurance for every Montanan, and provides thousands of previously uninsured in Montana with the ability to get coverage:
"If the GOP wants to get rid of insurance for thousands of Montanans, then they should lead by example and give up their state-paid health insurance. After all, Montanans shouldn't have to hold elected office in order to receive health care.
Repealing health care reform immediately adds a quarter of a trillion dollars to the national deficit, denies health insurance to 32 million Americans, and takes away $450 billion dollars in tax breaks to businesses to help them offer health insurance to their employees. That's not progress, that's taking huge steps backwards.