In The Battlegrounds: Three Years After Failed ACA Repeal Vote, Democrats Slam Trump’s Health Care Broken Promises

Yesterday, Democrats across the battleground states marked the three-year anniversary of Republicans’ failed ACA repeal vote by calling out Donald Trump’s continued broken promises and attacks on working families’ health care. See for yourself:

In Colorado:

Colorado Democrats: “Colorado families can’t afford more years of leaders hellbent on ripping away coverage and spiking costs — they want leaders who will work to protect our healthcare and lower costs for everyone across our state. That’s why Colorado will reject Trump and his Republican enablers’ horrific health care agenda come November.”

In Florida:

Florida Democrats: “Millions of Floridians are at risk of losing their health care because of Donald Trump’s continued attacks on the Affordable Care Act. Today we’re reminded of what’s at stake in this election — our health care. Donald Trump’s efforts to dismantle our health care in the midst of a pandemic, without so much as a whisper of a plan to replace the ACA, is cruel and senseless.”

In Georgia:

Georgia Democrats: “The ACA has significantly reduced the number of uninsured; helped Georgians get the health care they need; and helped keep them from being bankrupted just because they get sick. Joe Biden will protect and build on the Affordable Care Act to give Americans more choice, reduce health care costs, and make our health care system less complex. The stakes could not be higher — we must elect Joe Biden as our next president.”

In Iowa:

Iowa Democrats: “Even during a global pandemic, the GOP’s only plan for health care is to rip it away from as many Iowans as possible … While Democrats are running to expand access to affordable, high-quality health care, GOP leaders like Trump and Ernst have been relentless in their attempt to deny health coverage to Iowans.”

In Minnesota: 

State Senator Bobby Joe Champion: “As coronavirus cases surge, we’re reminded on a daily basis of the dire need for quality, affordable care for all Minnesotans. And, we know that existing racial inequities are magnified in this crisis. Black and Brown Minnesotans have suffered and died from the coronavirus at rates far higher than white Minnesotans. November is our opportunity to shut down Trump’s attacks on the ACA for good and elect a president who we trust with our healthcare. That president is Joe Biden.”

In Nevada

Nevada Democrats: “Even as Nevada remains one of the hardest hit states by this virus — both economically and in cases — Trump and Republicans remain relentless in their attempts to dismantle a law that has protected so many. Nevadans won’t forget who had their back when it came to protecting their care.”

In New Hampshire:

New Hampshire Democrats: “Donald Trump, Colorado Corky and Don Bolduc are shamelessly trying to take health care away from more than one hundred thousand Granite Staters and threaten pre-existing conditions protections for hundreds of thousands more … Today marks three years since this fight should have been settled once and for all in favor of the Affordable Care Act, but Republicans continue to attack. Americans everywhere made it clear — you cannot take away our care, we will fight back every time. We will fight back again at the ballot box to make sure Corky, Bolduc and Trump don’t have a chance to do any more damage to our health care system.”

In Ohio:

Ohio Democrats: “Three years after Donald Trump’s legislative attempt at taking health care away from millions of Americans was defeated on the Senate floor, Trump has refused to relent in his attacks on the Affordable Care Act … It’s been one broken promise after another from Donald Trump, and Ohioans are paying the price.”

In Virginia:

Virginia Democrats: “On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised Virginians that we would ‘pay much less’ for a ‘great health care program.’ But from his first days in office, he has instead waged a ruthless campaign to overturn the Affordable Care Act, threatening coverage for hundreds of thousands of Viginians and protections for millions more with preexisting conditions.”