The Durbin Report: President Trump Is Threatening Illinois Families By Deliberately Undermining Our Health Care System

The Durbin Report
2017-08-04 13:16:53
The Durbin Report: A message from Senator Richard J. Durbin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_head er_3.png> The Durbin Report: President Trump Is Threatening Illinois Families By Deliberately Undermining Our Health Care System Last week on a bipartisan basis, the United States Senate rejected repeated efforts to rip health care away from tens of millions of Americans, to undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions, to raise premiums on older and rural communities, to slash Medicaid funding, all in order to give a tax break to big businesses and wealthy individuals. It was a victory for the country and Illinois families. The President of the United States didn't see it that way. He continues to be obsessed with sabotaging our health care system to score political points at the expense of a lot of innocent Americans. Instead of working with Congress to make our health care system stronger, he's deliberately threatening the well-being of millions of American families. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/abc.png> It's clear by President Trump's actions that he wants to sabotage the Affordable Care Act just to watch it implode. On day one of his presidency, he issued an Executive Order instructing federal agencies not to enforce the law, he cut the open enrollment period in half, and he cancelled television and radio ads that educated people about how to enroll for insurance. And even now�after insurance companies, Republican and Democratic Governors, Congress and the American people have urged him to put an end to this sabotage�the President is still threatening to cut off federal funding that helps keep premiums down for working families. Without this funding, premiums will spike, and the President knows it. Don't just take my word for it: this week, Illinois insurers very clearly indicated that the proposed premium increases for next year are a direct result of actions being taken by the Trump Administration. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15426.13896706.9562348.7246002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dkWpcCN9ZLIA&redir_log=708477135328283> WATCH ME CALL ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO PUT HIS HEALTH CARE SABOTAGE EFFORTS TO BED <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15426.13896706.9562348.7246002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww youtube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dkWpcCN9ZLIA&redir_log=691417139414290> It is well past time for us to get back to regular order with committee meetings, public hearings, and input from experts and the American people. It's time to put aside the partisanship and work together in an open and fair way to strengthen our health care system for American families across the board. Sincerely, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenDurbin/Website_foot er.PNG> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx rop=15426.13896706.9562348.7246002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww. durbin.senate.gov%2fcontact%2fnewsletter%2funsubscribe&redir_log=0735230 51375425> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501105081%2501The%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2bPresiden t%2bTrump%2bIs%2bThreatening%2bIllinois%2bFamilies%2bBy%2bDeliberately%2 bUndermining%2bOur%2bHealth%2bCare%2bSystem%250115426.13896706.9562348.7 246002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to forward this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx ard=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501105081%2501The%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2bPresident%2 bTrump%2bIs%2bThreatening%2bIllinois%2bFamilies%2bBy%2bDeliberately%2bUn dermining%2bOur%2bHealth%2bCare%2bSystem%250115426.13896706.9562348.7246 002%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenDurbin%2501105081%2501The%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2bPresident%2bTrump%2bI s%2bThreatening%2bIllinois%2bFamilies%2bBy%2bDeliberately%2bUndermining% 2bOur%2bHealth%2bCare%2bSystem%250115426.13896706.9562348.7246002%2501du rbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501> Click here to comment on this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx y=Y&link=SenDurbin%2501105081%2501The%2bDurbin%2bReport_%2bPresident%2bT rump%2bIs%2bThreatening%2bIllinois%2bFamilies%2bBy%2bDeliberately%2bUnde rmining%2bOur%2bHealth%2bCare%2bSystem%250115426.13896706.9562348.724600 2%2501durbin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Friend%2501%2501%2501>

The Durbin Report: President Trump Is Threatening Illinois Families By Deliberately Undermining Our Health Care System 

Last week on a bipartisan basis, the United States Senate rejected repeated efforts to rip health care away from tens of millions of Americans, to undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions, to raise premiums on older and rural communities, to slash Medicaid funding, all in order to give a tax break to big businesses and wealthy individuals. It was a victory for the country and Illinois families. 

The President of the United States didn’t see it that way. He continues to be obsessed with sabotaging our health care system to score political points at the expense of a lot of innocent Americans. Instead of working with Congress to make our health care system stronger, he's deliberately threatening the well-being of millions of American families.

It’s clear by President Trump’s actions that he wants to sabotage the Affordable Care Act just to watch it implode. On day one of his presidency, he issued an Executive Order instructing federal agencies not to enforce the law, he cut the open enrollment period in half, and he cancelled television and radio ads that educated people about how to enroll for insurance. And even now—after insurance companies, Republican and Democratic Governors, Congress and the American people have urged him to put an end to this sabotage—the President is still threatening to cut off federal funding that helps keep premiums down for working families. Without this funding, premiums will spike, and the President knows it. Don’t just take my word for it: this week, Illinois insurers very clearly indicated that the proposed premium increases for next year are a direct result of actions being taken by the Trump Administration. 

WATCH ME CALL ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO PUT HIS HEALTH CARE SABOTAGE EFFORTS TO BED

It is well past time for us to get back to regular order with committee meetings, public hearings, and input from experts and the American people. It’s time to put aside the partisanship and work together in an open and fair way to strengthen our health care system for American families across the board.

Sincerely,

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin 

 

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