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Health Care’s State of the Union

By Feb 6, 2018 No Comments

President Trump kicked off his first State of the Union address by bragging about his war on health care.

Yes, you read that right. In fact, he said that repealing a key part of the Affordable Care Act, a measure that could leave 13 million more Americans without coverage, was an “extraordinary success.”

Let’s take a look at all of President Trump’s promises from last year:

  • Lower premiums for all Americans
    • FAILED: President Trump signed a bill that will raise premiums by double-digits
  • Preserve coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions
    • FAILED: He championed legislation that would remove protections for pre-existing conditions
  • Increase access to health care
    • FAILED: The Trump Administration supported bills that would gut Medicaid, which provides care to seniors, children and people with disabilities

President Trump broke every one of those promises. At the end of his first year in office, 3.3 million more people are uninsured.

Health care is the #1 issue for Americans. But President Trump avoided health care during his speech. He’s hoping everyone doesn’t notice that he – with the help of Congressional Republicans – is making it harder every day for Americans to get affordable, accessible health care.

Enough is enough: The Republican war on health care needs to end.