For Immediate Release: July 12, 2019
Contact: Becca Rose, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-290-2302
Trump Taps Partisan Extremists to Help Dismantle Affordable Care Act
Washington, DC – As the Trump administration convenes a listening session to discuss an Affordable Care Act replacement today, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“Partisan extremists should not be deciding our health policy. Groups like the Heritage Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform aren’t ‘health experts’ – they’re henchmen for the same industry that exploits patients, lobbying for watered-down junk insurance plans and drug pricing policy that lines the pockets of Pharma execs while robbing Americans of the life-saving medication they need.
“If the Trump administration was serious about making health care more affordable and accessible, they would fight for patients first. We need comprehensive benefits, patient protections and affordable prescription drugs, not partisan hacks looking to make a profit off the pain of American families who can’t afford the care they need.”
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.