Rep. Deutch Statement on President Trump's Healthcare Executive Order
Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) issued this statement following President Trump's healthcare executive order that threatens access to affordable and quality healthcare for millions of Americans:
"Despite repeated attempts, this Republican-led Congress has failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act because of a few Republican senators who recognized the tremendous harm TrumpCare would have inflicted on their own constituents.
"President Trump’s executive order today, which the White House called 'the beginning of the unraveling of the ACA,' is a brazen attempt to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. Like TrumpCare, these changes could destabilize the Healthcare.gov insurance markets and make comprehensive coverage more expensive for millions of Americans.
"President Trump is trying to chip away at the progress we’ve made and turn us back to a time when the uninsured rate was double what it is today and healthcare costs were rising at a record pace.
"If President Trump and Congressional Republicans are serious about improving healthcare, they would give up on their efforts to repeal the ACA—through a plan that shamelessly reroutes financial help for low-income Americans to tax breaks for corporations—and instead focus on bipartisan proposals to reduce costs and expand access to successful programs like Medicare and Medicaid."