Press Release

AFT on Senate GOP Repealing the Individual Mandate in Their Tax Proposal

For Release: 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Marcus Mrowka
202-531-0689 (cell)

WASHINGTON—Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten on the news that Senate Republicans are likely to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in their tax proposal:

“The Republican tax bills already take a hatchet to the middle class by raising their taxes and hurting their local services like public schools, police departments and fire departments. Now, on top of raising your taxes, they are taking away your family’s healthcare, to pay for tax cuts for the rich and corporations.”

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.