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Monday, May 22 2017

Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans must stop holding healthcare hostage 

May 22, 2017

American Bridge President Jessica Mackler issued the following statement responding to the Trump Administration seeking a delay regarding the House Republican lawsuit over Affordable Care Act cost-sharing reductions.  Health care providers, the health insurance industry, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have all urged Donald Trump not to cut millions of Americans off from the Affordable Care Act funding they depend on for access to medical care:

“Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have taxpayers footing both sides of their asinine lawsuit because they refuse to admit the Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans afford health care.  Today’s decision to kick the can down the road is both a dishonest waste of taxpayer money and unnecessarily injects chaos in into the healthcare market as they try to force Trumpcare onto an unwilling American public.  This Republican hostage-taking strategy is already hurting people, and today’s decision comes nowhere close to removing the reckless instability Trump is causing.” 

Published: May 22, 2017

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