Trump’s chaotic pandemic response puts Pennsylvania health, jobs, & Social Security at risk

  • 996,000 Pennsylvanians could lose coverage if the ACA were repealed.
  • 89,000 Pennsylvania young adults under their parents’ coverage could lose care. Because of the ACA, millions of young adults are able to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.
  • 5.2 million Pennsylvanians with preexisting conditions would lose protections if the Trump-backed lawsuit to repeal the ACA succeeds.
  • President Trump has the worst jobs record in history and is the only president to have lost net jobs on his watch.
  • Trump blocked a federal minimum wage increase for Pennsylvania workers. Two million state workers were denied a pay increase, resulting in $7 billion in lost wages.
  • Even before the pandemic hit, experts predicted that Trump’s erratic steel and aluminum trade policies would result in job losses of close to 180,000 across the country, including approximately 14,000 jobs in Pennsylvania — many of which were in the manufacturing sector.
  • Three Pennsylvania manufacturing hubs — Scranton, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg — are among the top 50 hardest-hit communities in the country from Trump’s erratic trade policies.
  • 375,990 Pennsylvania families paid more in taxes last year due to the Trump administration’s tax bill.
  • For the 2019 tax year, the average tax cut for the wealthiest 1 percent of Pennsylvania earners was $49,510. The average tax cut for the middle 20 percent of Pennsylvanians was $770.

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