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NATIONWIDE ‘DAYS OF ACTION’ TO MARK 53rd YEAR OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID

More than 100 events in 58 cities to protest proposed cuts in healthcare services to pay for Trump-GOP tax giveaway to the wealthy and corporations WASHINGTON, D.C. – Activists around the country are holding about 100 events to mark the 53rdAnniversary on July 30thof the adoption of Medicare and Medicaid, and to highlight the effects that the […]

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER CORPORATE TAX BREAK

House Republicans Continue Their Assault on the ACA With Vote This Week to Repeal Medical Device Tax WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new analysis from Americans for Tax Fairness of medical device industry revenue and profits shows that the industry is doing quite well and not in need of a new tax cut from the House of […]

 THE PFIZER MYTH: DRUG COMPANY HAS NOT LOWERED PRICES

Pfzier delayed another increase, which would have been the second this year and fourth in 18 months. Despite billions in Trump-GOP tax cuts, the drug company’s prices are still too high. WASHINGTON, D.C. – After pharmaceutical giant Pfizer hiked the prices of more than 40 of its prescription drugs on July 1, Pfizer announced yesterday […]

PFIZER USING ITS TRUMP TAX CUTS TO ENRICH SHAREHOLDERS WHILE HIKING DRUG PRICES FOR CONSUMERS

Price Hikes Continue Despite Trump’s Claim That Drug Prices Will be Dropping WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer hiked the prices of more than 40 of its prescription drugs this week, the second round of increases this year. The hikes were announced despite Pfizer receiving an estimated $25.5 billion tax cut on its nearly $200 […]

WITH GAS PRICES AND HEALTH CARE COSTS RISING, MANY AMERICANS WILL SEE NO BENEFIT FROM TRUMP-GOP TAX CUTS

At July 4th Holiday, Trump’s Tax Cut Promises Hit the Skids Because of Gas Prices WASHINGTON, D.C. —Working families who have been waiting to see the benefits of the Trump-GOP tax cuts will be waiting awhile longer: their promised tax cuts will likely be eaten up by higher gas prices just as they hit the […]

Corporate Stock Buybacks Hit $500 Billion Since Tax Law Passed With Walgreens’ $10 Billion Announcement Today

The Pharmacy Giant Becomes the Latest Corporation to Use its Trump-GOP Tax Cut To Reward its Shareholders, Not its Employees or Customers WASHINGTON, D.C. – Walgreens, the second largest pharmacy chain store in the U.S., today announced that it will repurchase $10 billion worth of stock from its shareholders, the latest in a growing list of […]

THE FACTS ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAX CUTS FOLLOW HIM TO WISCONSIN

ATF Releases State Reports on How Tax Cuts Law Benefits Corporations and the Wealthy, Not Wisconsin Workers and Families, and Jeopardizes Health Care Coverage for Many WASHINGTON, D.C. – As President Trump travels to Wisconsin tomorrow to tout his economic policies and the benefits of his tax law enacted six-months ago, Americans for Tax Fairness […]

STICKER SHOCK: INSURERS REQUEST HUGE HIKES IN FLORIDA HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Trump-GOP Tax Law Cited as Key Reason for Increased Insurance Premium Requests ORLANDO, FL – Top insurers in Florida are requesting significant health insurance premium increases for 2019 due to the Trump-GOP tax-cut law and other Trump administration actions that are undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Organize Florida and other groups charged today. According […]

ATF STATEMENT: JANUS DECISION TAKES POWER AWAY FROM WORKING PEOPLE

Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. “Today’s narrow decision in the Janus case is not just about payment of union dues. Fundamentally, it’s about the wealthy and big corporations taking power away from working people who […]

STICKER SHOCK: INSURERS REQUEST HUGE HIKES IN HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS

STICKER SHOCK: INSURERS REQUEST HUGE HIKES IN HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS Trump-GOP Tax Law Cited as Key Reason for Increased Premium Requests WASHINGTON, D.C.—Top insurers across the country are requesting huge health insurance premium increases for 2019 due to the Trump-GOP tax-cut law and other Trump administration actions that are undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]