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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Condemns President Trump’s Continued Sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

October 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s executive order regarding the Affordable Care Act:

“President Trump's executive order continues his administration’s policy of sabotaging our nation's health care system by undercutting patient protections while potentially increasing costs for older Americans and sending the individual market into a death spiral. By expanding the Association Health Plan systems while eliminating the patient protections guaranteeing standards of coverage and care, the President is paving the way for a health care system that will be unaffordable for older Americans, among others. Nor will plans sold under this new scheme provide the high levels of comprehensive coverage that Americans have come to expect. We must not create a race to the bottom at the expense of older Americans and small businesses, and I hope the administration will abandon its efforts to sabotage our health care system and instead embrace the Senate’s bipartisan approach to stabilizing our system.”