For Immediate Release: Monday, April 2, 2018
Contact: Morgan Williams Grogan, morgan.williams@
Ending the ACA Exchange is Trump’s Ultimate Health Care Sabotage
Trump’s Proposal to End the ACA Exchange is an Assault on Millions of Americans
Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s proposed ending of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services FY2019 budget, Health Care for America Now Co-Directors Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“President Trump’s plan to close the ACA marketplace is the ultimate sabotage of Americans’ health care. The ACA is the law of the land. Trump’s blatant disregard for the law that he is bound to follow and protect has already destabilized the health care markets and caused insurance companies to abandon patients who rely on them for life-saving care. This proposal is an assault on the more than 11 million Americans who are insured because of the federal marketplace. Trump and his Republican allies are playing politics with the health and the lives of millions of Americans with their war on health care, and voters will not forget it when they go to the ballot box this November.”
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.