Resisting Trump’s attempts to sabotage our care

Senator Jeff Merkley
2017-10-12 21:12:44
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window   Click here to open a plain text version of this email www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd" >
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window   Click here to open a plain text version of this email

Dear Unity,

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act has worked to provide life-saving, affordable health care for millions of Americans. Millions more are covered; people with pre-existing conditions are protected; and families across the country no longer live in fear of hitting a lifetime cap that would cut off their access to care.

But today, President Trump is taking yet another step to undercut the ACA, raise people's premiums, and dupe others into buying worthless policies. Despite the countless failed attempts to repeal the ACA, the President signed an executive order that would allow trade associations to provide their own unregulated health insurance plans, which could be hollow sham policies that don't actually cover you when you need it most. These policies could obviously be cheaper than real coverage, weakening the market for real insurance and making it more expensive.

This insidious, behind-the-scenes sabotage is playing politics with people’s lives, and it comes after the administration has pulled sign-up ads that were already paid for, shut down servers during enrollment periods, and repeatedly threatened to renege on payments to insurers in efforts to drive down enrollment and drive up costs. It's shameful.

If Trump won’t help Americans access life-saving care, we must. YOU can start by on how to get covered.

Health care is a right, not a privilege just for those who can afford it. Please know I will continue to fight to make that vision a reality for all Americans.

All my best,
Jeff

Facebook
Twitter
This email was sent to xxx
Visit merkley.senate.gov | | Unsubscribe

Please note that any reply to this email address will be sent to an unmonitored email address.