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Jayapal Statement on Executive Order Attacking the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to President Trump’s executive order gutting provisions of the Affordable Care Act:

“This year, the American people defeated Republican attempts to ram through a repeal of the Affordable Care Act on three separate occasions. With this executive order, President Trump is defying the will of the people, damaging our health care and continuing his assault on the Affordable Care Act. This order greenlights the sales of bare-bones insurance policies – what I call Trump Plans – with fewer protections and fewer benefits for patients, and scraps measures that prevent Americans from being charged higher premiums because of medical conditions.

“I call on President Trump to respect the will of the American people and cease and desist in his efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act.”