Casey: Trump Decree is Health Care Sabotage by Executive Order

Casey: Trump Decree is Health Care Sabotage by Executive Order

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey released a statement following President Trump’s latest executive order regarding our health care system:

“This is a sabotage of our health care system by executive order. For nine months, the Administration and congressional Republicans have abdicated their basic obligation to make sure our health care system works for families. Instead, President Trump and Republicans in Congress have engaged in a sabotage of our health care system, which has driven up premiums and costs for the middle class. This executive order is trying to return us to the days when you could buy junk insurance – it was cheap, because it didn’t cover much. The Administration and congressional Republicans have a maniacal obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act that is harming families across the nation. They have put forth legislative schemes that would drive up premiums, increase costs and reduce protections. These schemes have been soundly rejected, yet the Administration is now trying to enact them via executive order. Instead of hurting families and seniors, the Administration should work in a bipartisan way to improve our health care system so that it works better for the middle class. Senator Murray, a Democrat from Washington state, and Senator Alexander, a Republican from Tennessee, have been making progress toward bipartisan legislation that would improve our health care system. This destructive act by the Administration threatens to undermine those bipartisan efforts. ”