Delaney Statement on Trump Administration Attempt to Sabotage Affordable Care Act

Oct 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Late Thursday the Trump Administration announced that it would immediately halt cost-sharing health subsidies that allow 7 million Americans to afford private coverage. According to the Washington Post, the move could push premiums to increase by 20% and prompt more insurers to withdraw from marketplaces.

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) releases the following statement:

“Once again, President Trump is taking a completely backwards approach on health care: instead of trying to solve problems, he is deliberately creating them and instead of trying to expand access to coverage, he is deliberately trying to take it away.

“There’s no attempt at good policy here, no attempt at serving the people, just a blind and frenzied effort to secure some kind of political ‘win’ at any cost, all with nary a voice in his own party willing to speak out. We truly need thoughtful and responsible Republicans to stand up and put country before party, because we can’t let our great country be governed by tweets and empty slogans anymore. Decisions like this have a direct impact on people’s lives. There are bipartisan solutions in front of us that could fix the individual marketplaces – let’s put petty politics aside and actually do what’s right.”