REMINDER: Trump Tried to Strip Health Care From Millions of Americans
May 11, 2023
Donald Trump is attempting to hide his disastrous health care agenda, but his track record as president speaks for itself: at every turn, Trump tried to strip health care from millions of Americans, and he famously failed to deliver on lower prescription drug prices.
Trump led the repeated efforts by MAGA Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut protections for millions of Americans with preexisting conditions.
New York Times: “President Trump’s first legislative priority after his election was to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act. Republicans in Congress voted on several different bills, but each of them had provisions that would have substantially eroded the current protections for Americans with prior health conditions.”
CNN: “Premiums could have dropped even more across the board without changes made by the Trump administration, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.”
Trump sabotaged access to the ACA, increasing insurance costs and leading to 7 million more uninsured Americans after years of decline.
Vox: “The number of Americans without health insurance has increased by 7 million since President Donald Trump took office.”
Associated Press: “The Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.”
While Trump and MAGA Republicans failed to address skyrocketing prescription drug prices, President Joe Biden and Democrats delivered legislation to cap the cost of insulin for seniors and help lower health care costs.
Washington Post: “Trump boasted he made insulin so cheap ‘it’s like water.’ Americans with diabetes beg to differ.”
Axios: “House GOP eyes repeal of Dems’ drug pricing law”
NBC News: “Under the new law, the U.S. government is now able to negotiate prices on the costliest prescription drugs, cap costs at $2,000 per year for people on Medicare, limit the monthly cost of insulin to $35 for seniors, and extend subsidies for people buying their own health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The law also provides free vaccines for seniors.”