October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Issues, Recent Blog Posts

Yep, Donald Trump couldn’t get ACA repeal passed through the Senate thanks to strong resistance from voters across America. Now, he’s using Executive Orders to sabotage the system. It’s time for Senators Alexander and Corker to stand up to President Trump and fight for Tennessee families.

Here’s more from our friends at Health Care for America Now (HCAN) on what today’s sabotage means:

Today, President Trump issued a new executive order that will expand the availability of junk insurance plans in a direct attempt to trigger the collapse of the entire private health insurance market and destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In response, Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge, co-directors of Health Care for America Now, issued the following statement:


“This executive order is a transparent attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act. It takes the president’s sabotage campaign to a new level by trying to force the collapse of the entire individual health insurance market and leaving our sick and most vulnerable to pay the price. This strips the most important consumer protections from the ACA, allowing insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and sell junk insurance. The president is attempting to do with the stroke of a pen what Americans have rejected overwhelmingly and what he failed to do in Congress five times.


“This partisan, political act is part of Trump’s relentless campaign to sabotage the ACA by forcing premium increases, creating instability in the market, actively interfering with the ability of consumers to sign up for coverage, and rolling back the contraceptive coverage mandate.


“It’s time for Trump and the Republican Party to end their war on health care. Instead of working to take health care away from millions or explode costs, our elected representatives should work to find bipartisan solutions to expand access to affordable health care.”


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