Republican Sabotage Leads To Higher Premiums & Fewer Americans Getting The Care They Need
September 13, 2018
Trump and Republicans are continuing their health care sabotage that has already led to higher premiums and fewer Americans with access to the care they need. This November, Democrats are holding them accountable. Here’s the latest:
Democrats are holding Republicans accountable for trying to take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Washington Post’s Daily 202: “Democrats are pummeling Republican candidates for governor and Senate over a pending lawsuit by 20 GOP-led states that could allow insurance companies to stop covering people with preexisting medical conditions. Underscoring how the politics of Obamacare have changed — even in red states — this issue is being highlighted more than any other right now in Democratic television commercials. Public and private polling validates that it’s an effective line of attack.”
Trump's sabotage of ACA open enrollment has resulted in dramatically fewer grants to organizations that help Americans get access to health care.
Washington Examiner: “The Trump administration has distributed $10 million in grants to 39 organizations that help people enroll in Obamacare, a drop from the 90 organizations that received the awards last year when funding was nearly three times as high.”
Arkansas kicked thousands of people off their Medicaid coverage because of new work requirements approved by the Trump administration.
Bloomberg: “An Arkansas policy backed by the Trump administration that requires people to have a job or lose Medicaid coverage will drop 4,353 people from the health program. The Trump administration in January allowed states to propose so-called work requirements in Medicaid, the state-federal health-care program that covers more than 73 million low-income Americans.”
Trump’s health care sabotage has led to more uninsured Americans and higher premiums across the country.
The Seattle Times: “Premiums for Washington state’s health-insurance exchange will likely increase by nearly 14 percent next year, according to state insurance officials.”
News 4 Jax: “More than 2.6 million people in Florida lacked health insurance at some point in 2017, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. That means about 12.9 percent of the state’s population last year was uninsured — up from 12.5 percent in 2016 — as Florida continued to be higher than the national average of 8.8 percent.”