President’s Action Signals Lockstep Alliance with Right Wing Efforts to Destroy Health Care Reform
Washington – In a troubling act President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to ease enforcement of or undo vital provisions of the landmark Affordable Care Act.
“This is not unexpected yet still jarring, from a president promising to replace not destroy the Affordable Care Act,” said National Health Law Program Executive Director Elizabeth G. Taylor. “There is much embedded in the Affordable Care Act that cannot be wiped out by an executive order, but the president is signaling his support for a callous agenda of the radical right leaders in Congress.”
Taylor continued, “Destroying the ACA will harm tens of millions of Americans right away. The people who will profit from undoing of health care reform are corporations and the wealthy. This was an ominous, ignoble first day for the new president.
NHeLP and many other public interest groups and individuals will continue to fight back. Millions of families have benefited from the ACA and their lives will be imperiled by its demise. We will continue to tell their stories and fight for their health. You can share stories of the importance of the ACA through this form. Other groups in the #ProtectOurCareCoalition are doing the same.”
NHeLP has also published the following material explaining the dangers of repealing the ACA and the efforts to limit federal spending on Medicaid that are on the horizon:
Please contact the NHeLP Communications department at [email protected] or 202-552-5176 for further comment regarding the political efforts to undo health care reform and the Medicaid guarantee.