By the numbers: Republican leadership acting against the best interests of their constituents
Here’s a look at what health care reform will do for the constituents of House Republican leaders.
In Minority Leader John Boehner’s District (OH-8):
- 161,000 families and 11,600 small businesses will receive tax credits and other assistance to help them afford coverage.
- 99,000 seniors will get improved Medicare benefits, including lower prescription drug costs, more community and home-based care, and free preventive care.
In Minority Whip Eric Cantor’s District (VA-7):
- 9,100 people with pre-existing conditions will finally be able to get health insurance.
- 27,500 uninsured constituents will get coverage.
In Republican Conference Chair Mike Pence’s District (IN-7):
- 52,000 young adults will be able to stay on their parents’ insurance plan until they are 26.
- 2,100 families will be protected from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.
Whose side are these Republicans on, their constituents or the insurance companies?