On this day in 2017, the U.S. Senate blocked Donald Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash health care benefits for millions of Americans.
The Trump administration opposed the Affordable Care Act for years, failing multiple times to repeal the law. They sought to dismantle key components of the bill, including protections for those with pre-existing conditions; failed to successfully drive drug costs down despite constant promises; and even put seniors at additional risk for surprise medical billing.
Six years ago, Senator John McCain — who Trump infamously said was “not a war hero” because he was captured in the Vietnam war — was one of the deciding votes to block Trump’s plan.
Marking this anniversary, American Bridge spokesperson Monica Venzke released the following statement:
“Trump tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act and completely gut health care access for millions of Americans. If he goes back to the White House, Trump has made clear that he’ll stop at nothing to repeal the ACA and completely eliminate the benefits that so many Americans rely on. Lives are at stake.”
American Bridge’s “This F*cking Guy” campaign is reminding voters of key moments from Trump’s presidency as he pursues the GOP nomination in 2024. Our Trump Research Book website exists to help allies find the research needed to defeat Donald Trump. The site is organized into multiple reports designed to help tell the full story about Trump’s failed presidency and make the case against his 2024 campaign.
Published: Jul 28, 2023
Last Modified: Aug 8, 2023