Dem Rep. DeFazio Puts Crosshairs on Old People to Rail Against GOP Plan


Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), while railing against the GOP health-care plan from the House floor today, used an image of an elderly couple with crosshairs laid over them, the Daily Beast reports.

“The GOP’s Healthcare Plan Paints a Target on Older Americans,” his poster read, as he characterized the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as a plan “to gut the affordable health care act and stuff through massive tax breaks for the wealthy.” DeFazio criticized what he described as a plan that will create a disadvantage for elderly Americans: “A 64-year-old American working person with an income of $27,000 would have premium of $14,600. How’s that going to work? More than half of their income going to pay for a health-insurance plan? They have put a target square on those millions of people, and that is absolutely outrageous.”



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