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Trump Pushes Health Care Sabotage Plan

Jul 31, 2017

Trump Pushes Health Care Sabotage Plan

Columbus, Ohio — This past weekend, President Donald Trump doubled down on his threats to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after the Senate failed pass legislation that would have repealed the health care law. But Trump’s threats to repeal the ACA and to default on making cost-sharing reduction payments have real world consequences:

The Kaiser Family Foundation: “The average premium for a benchmark silver plan in Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces would need to increase by an estimated 19 percent for insurers to compensate for lost funding if they don’t receive federal payment for ACA cost-sharing subsidies.”

The Los Angeles Times: “Health insurers plan big Obamacare rate hikes — and they blame Trump”

And, just like with Trump’s failed health care repeal legislation, his plan to sabotage health care also lacks support from the American public:

Kaiser Family Foundation: “Three-fourths (74 percent) of Americans say that President Trump and his administration should do what they can to make the current health care law work … A majority (64 percent) of the public – including 53 percent of Republicans – say that because President Trump and Republicans in Congress are now in control of the government, they are responsible for any problems with the ACA moving forward.”

The only path forward is for Republicans and Democrats to work together to fix and improve our health care — not partisan repeal and sabotage.