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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Rep. Waters Slams Donald Trump’s Thinly Veiled Attempts to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act

October 13, 2017
Press Release
His goal is to sabotage our nation’s health care system just because a major health reform law has his predecessor’s name on it.

Rep. Waters Slams Donald Trump’s Thinly Veiled Attempts to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act  

 

His goal is to sabotage our nation’s health care system just because a major health reform law has his predecessor’s name on it.

 

WASHINGTONCongresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on Donald Trump’s decision to eliminate the federal cost-sharing subsidies that help pay out-of-pocket costs for middle- and low- income families:

 

“I am utterly disgusted by Donald Trump’s decision to deliberately sabotage the Affordable Care Act and leave the American people to suffer through the wreckage.  First, Donald Trump signed a foolhardy executive order that allows insurance companies to bypass federal and state laws in order to sell cheap, skimpy health plans. Just a few hours later, Donald Trump piled on by announcing that his administration will eliminate the cost-sharing subsidies that help pay out-of-pocket costs for working families.  These vindictive, spiteful and cruel decisions will inevitably jeopardize the stability of our nation‘s health care system, leaving many low- and middle-income Americans unable to afford health care and causing premiums to soar for everyone.

 

“Trump revealed his true intentions in a tweet this morning when he boasted that ‘Obamacare is imploding’ and said Democrats should call him to fix the mess he has now created.  His goal is to sabotage our nation’s health care system just because a major health reform law has his predecessor’s name on it.

 

“Infuriating as his actions may be, none of this should come as a surprise. This president lied his way into the White House with a series of empty promises to ‘Repeal Obamacare on Day 1’, ‘Drain the Swamp’, and ‘Build a Wall’. However, eight months into office he has proven to be nothing more than a failure and an embarrassment to the Office of the Presidency. 

 

“If Donald Trump believes that the American people can’t see through his thinly veiled attempts to rob millions of Americans of their health care – particularly seniors, disabled Americans, children, veterans, and people with pre-existing conditions— for his own selfish political gain, he is sadly mistaken.

 

“In spite of the lack of leadership by this president and Congressional Republicans, who continue to enable his reckless behavior, I continue to stand with my fellow Democrats who are fighting to ensure that the American people have access to the quality and affordable health care they deserve.”

 

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