Painted Post, N.Y. – Teacher and coach Rick Gallant issued the following statement on the new CBO score showing that 23 million Americans would lose their healthcare under Tom Reed’s destructive repeal bill:
"The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score released today confirms what many feared — the Republican repeal of the Affordable Care Act would have a devastating impact on families in upstate New York. The hastily assembled and destructive AHCA bill would increase premiums for families, kick 23 million Americans off their healthcare, impose an age tax on older Americans and gut protections for people with preexisting conditions. Rep. Tom Reed voted for this heartless bill and will be held accountable on Election Day."
About Rick Gallant
Raised by a family of educators, Rick Gallant has served as a teacher and basketball coach in the Corning-Painted Post School District for the past 17 years. A former assistant college basketball coach and sportswriter, Rick and his wife, Amy, moved to the area two decades ago and ran a small business running whitewater rafting tours.
Rick took on a leadership role in his union, earning the trust of his peers to serve as President of the Corning Teachers’ Association and now represents 150 local unions from Waverly to Westfield on the Board of Directors for New York State United Teachers, where he fights for teachers, teaching assistants, bus drivers and monitors, custodians, and clerical staff.
Rick is running for Congress because the Southern Tier and Southwestern New York have been left behind by Washington. Tom Reed too often puts his own political party or himself ahead of families while Rick will put people first and work to bring jobs and opportunities back to our region. It’s time the people of New York’s 23rd District had someone who has walked in their shoes and hears their concerns.