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News Tuesday, Apr 18 2017

Donald Trump's new low on the Affordable Care Act 

Apr 18, 2017

Donald Trump is so hell-bent on taking health care from the most vulnerable Americans to pay for tax cuts benefiting the 1% that he has sunk to new lows. Within the last week, Trump has threatened to end the cost-sharing funds that are critical to the health care coverage of 7 million Americans, as well as taken additional steps to sabotage the Affordable Care Act by undermining access to health insurance.

This is happening as leading health industry groups, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are pleading with Trump for stability as insurers face approaching deadlines for major decisions about pricing and where coverage will be offered next year, which will impact millions of American families.

Unfortunately today’s meeting between health insurers and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma did not produce a new course from the Trump Administration.

“Donald Trump is ignoring the will of the public and resorting to new lows by attempting to sabotage the Affordable Care Act as well as threatening to cut-off 7 million Americans from health coverage so he can pursue a partisan plan that Americans overwhelmingly oppose. This unconscionable, behind-the-back approach proves Trump’s promises about health care to working people have been meaningless lies. His only real priority is pushing a partisan agenda at the expense of the American people,” said American Bridge spokesperson Andrew Bates. 

The disastrous plan that is Trumpcare would strip 26 million Americans of their health coverage and force working families, elderly citizens, and rural communities to pay through-the-roof costs all so that the wealthiest Americans could gain new tax breaks worth billions of dollars – including Donald Trump himself.

Polling continuously demonstrates that Trumpcare is a nonstarter with voters, and that a majority of Americans want Trump to change direction and work across the aisle with Democrats to improve the Affordable Care Act.

Published: Apr 18, 2017

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