For Immediate Release: GOP Health Care Bill Would Cost West Virginia 10,000 Jobs

Bridget McGuire Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
July 17, 2017
Contact: Brittni McGuire, Brittni@wvdemocrats.com
GOP Health Care Bill Would Cost West Virginia 10,000 Jobs
Jenkins, Mooney, and McKinley all voted for the bill
 

(Charleston, WV)– In a report released by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, it is estimated that the GOP health care bill would cost West Virginia 10,000 jobs and a drop of $1 billion in GDP. Congressmen Jenkins, Mooney, and McKinley all voted for the bill.


“Not only are Jenkins, Mooney, and McKinley taking healthcare coverage from at least 200,000 West Virginians, they are also costing West Virginia nearly 10,000 jobs that we cannot afford to lose,” said Belinda Biafore, WVDP Chair. “This health care bill is nothing but a cut in benefits for people like us, and a cut in taxes for the rich. During a time when West Virginia is in such a critical place, we can’t afford for our people to lose their jobs if they are lucky enough to have one and we especially cannot afford to put lives at risk by taking away their health care.” 

“West Virginia cannot afford to have any jobs taken from West Virginians who are able to provide for their families, the Republican majority in the legislature has done enough of that already. Lives are at risk here in more ways than one and Jenkins, Mooney, and McKinley will have to answer to that.” 
 
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