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This news release is from the previous Governor's administration.
For Immediate Release: November 14, 2017
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe Statement on Potential Repeal of Individual Mandate in GOP Tax Bill


RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today in response to efforts in congress to include a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in the Republican tax cut bill:

“Increasing health care costs for Virginia families to finance tax cuts for millionaires and major corporations would be a disaster for the middle class and our economy. The proposal in the U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate will create further chaos in an already volatile insurance market and price many Americans out of insurance – all to take money out of the pockets of middle class families and transfer it to corporations and the rich. I urge congress to work to improve this bad bill instead of finding new ways to harm the people they were elected to serve.”