For Immediate Release
Monday, September 10, 2018
ABRAMS BACKS “NATIONAL HEALTH-CARE PLAN” FUNDED BY “INCREASE IN INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES”
(Athens, GA) – We know that radical Stacey Abrams is soft on crime and voted against legislation to ban sex offenders from working close to daycare centers and schools. She also has an extreme plan to nationalize healthcare and stick hardworking Georgians with the bill.
In a book Abrams helped write, Healing The Heart Of The Cities, she details her plan to tackle America’s healthcare challenges. Abrams calls for a “National health-care plan, funded by reallocation of money spent on Medicaid and Medicare.”
To address the astronomical cost, $32 trillion dollars over ten years, Abrams recommends an “increase in taxes on alcohol and tobacco, and an increase in individual income taxes.”
“Go ahead and say it: tax, tax, tax. It is not a bad word,” said Abrams. “Taxes are needed so that we can implement plans to eliminate social problems.”
For Abrams, expanding Medicaid is simply another step towards her ultimate goal of a single-payer health care system that puts bureaucrats – not doctors – in charge of the patient’s medical decisions. Abrams’ radical plan will literally bankrupt our state while making it harder for Georgia families to receive the care they need.
“Stacey Abrams thinks bigger government and higher taxes will enhance access and lower costs on hardworking Georgians,” said Cody Hall, Press Secretary. “She’s wrong.
“As governor, businessman Brian Kemp will champion healthcare solutions that lower premiums and prescription drug costs while improving access for patients. By allowing businesses and associations to group together, offering High Risk Pools, raising the cap on the Rural Hospital Tax Credit, and creating reinsurance exchanges for commercial markets, Kemp will make healthcare affordable and enhance health outcomes for Georgians – no matter their zip code.”