October 13, 2017

Whitehouse Statement on Trump ACA Sabotage

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement on the recent string of executive orders and other actions by the Trump Administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act, including terminating cost-sharing reduction payments that help to lower out-of-pocket health care costs for Americans:

“This isn’t a reality TV show; this is Americans’ health care.  It’s clear the President is trying to sabotage the health care market and send costs soaring, especially for older, sicker Americans who have no place to turn but the Affordable Care Act.  President Trump needs to stop this shameful chipping away at a health care law tens of millions of Americans rely on.  And he needs to put aside the politics and support the effort in Congress to make responsible, bipartisan changes to our health care system.”


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