Tea Party Leader Tears Apart House Health Plan: Prices Will ‘Skyrocket’

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March 9, 2017 8:51 a.m.

Jenny Beth Martin, a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, said on Thursday morning that she’s not happy with the House Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it will increase health insurance costs even further.

“If it passes the way it is presented right now, the hard working taxpayers of this country will be forgotten once again,” Martin told CNN’s “New Day” after saying that the House bill will prompt health insurance prices to “skyrocket.”

She said that she’s been receiving hundreds of emails from fellow Tea Party members, and the majority are concerned about the bill.

“People are reminding me that we’ve stood in the snow, in the rain, in the hot summer heat again and again and again to oppose Obamacare, to work to get it repealed and to stand for health care freedom. What we’re seeing out of the House of Representatives is not what we expected when we voted for majorities in the House and Senate, who promised us they would repeal Obamacare,” Martin told CNN.

Martin was among the conservatives who met with President Donald Trump and his staff on Wednesday night to discuss concerns about the legislation unveiled by House leaders this week. She said that Trump listened to their concerns and said that they could be addressed in phase three of the process β€” after the initial repeal bill is passed.

Watch a clip from the interview via CNN:

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