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Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema says she’s looking out for older Arizonans, and her voting record backs her up.
In her bid for U.S. Senate, Sinema pointed to her vote against a "new age tax."
"We need to make it easier for Arizonans to afford their health care. That’s why I voted to stop a new ‘age tax’ on coverage for people age 50 and over," Sinema tweeted Sept. 8. Her tweet included an image with text that said: "Arizonans age 50 & over could be charged 5 times more for their health care under the ‘age tax’."
Twitter, @KyrstenSinema tweet, Sept. 8, 2018
Congressional Research Service, H.R. 1628: The American Health Care Act
(AHCA), May 26, 2017
Phone interview, Sam Berger, senior advisor at Center for American Progress, Sept. 13, 2018
Email interview, Katie Keith, a researcher for the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University, Sept. 13, 2018
Email interview, Hele Hare, Sinema campaign spokeswoman, Sept. 12, 2018
PolitiFact Florida, GOP health care bill charges five times more for people over 50, liberal group says, May 11, 2017
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Memo on Guidance Regarding Age Curves and State Reporting, Dec. 16, 2016
Congress.gov, H.R.1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017
PolitiFact, Trump-O-Meter: repeal Obamacare, last updated Dec. 21, 2017
Kaiser Family Foundation, How Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace Plans Might Shift Health Insurance Tax Credits, March 10, 2017
PolitiFact, 4 questions on the fight over Obamacare and what happens next, July 20, 2017
Kaiser Family Foundation, Premiums and Tax Credits Under the Affordable Care Act vs. the American Health Care Act: Interactive Maps, April 27, 2017
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