Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pallone on President Trump’s ACA Executive Order

January 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today after President Trump issued an executive order directing federal agencies to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “to the maximum extent permitted by law:”

“On a day when President Trump painted a very dark picture of our nation, it’s deeply disturbing that he signed an executive order that will lead to even more economic hardship for middle-class families. This order demonstrates President Trump’s determination to undermine the Affordable Care Act and the health care of millions of Americans in anyway he can. This action only encourages Congressional Republicans to move forward with repealing the Affordable Care Act, which would strip health care away from millions of Americans, and increase costs and limit benefits for millions of others. If President Trump really believes the dark picture he described in his Inaugural Address, he should seriously reconsider any actions that will create chaos in our healthcare system and economic uncertainty.”

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