Press Release: Expanding Junk Insurance is Trump’s Latest Sabotage of the ACA

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Contact: Morgan Williams Grogan, morgan.williams@berlinrosen.com, 202-836-9890

Expanding Junk Insurance is Trump’s Latest Sabotage of the ACA

Washington, DC – In response to the Trump administration announcing that they will allow insurers to sell short-term policies that don’t adhere to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and last just under a year, Health Care for America Now Co-Directors Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge released the following statement:

“These short-term insurance policies are part of President Trump’s sabotage of the Affordable Care Act. These junk policies don’t even meet the minimum standards of care and once again allow insurance companies to discriminate against the millions of people with pre-existing conditions. By expanding these policies, President Trump continues his campaign to systematically dismantle our health care system and the Affordable Care Act. This expansion will hurt families and bring more instability to the insurance market and Americans’ access to quality, affordable care. Congress should do everything in its power to protect Americans’ health care by securing the ACA and fighting the president’s attacks on the law.”

 

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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.