Tom Perez on Trump Sabotaging Ohio Insurance Markets
June 6, 2017
“Democrats believe health care is a right for all. That’s why we’re fighting every day to protect health care for families in Ohio and across the country. More than 664,000 previously uninsured Ohioans have gained access to affordable health care under Obamacare, and as many as 5 million people with pre-existing conditions could have been denied coverage before the law went into effect. Now, because of Donald Trump and Republicans’ efforts to sabotage health insurance markets and play games with the lives of the American people, thousands of families in up to 20 Ohio counties will lose their health insurance.
“Ohioans are just Trump’s latest victims. Trump is willing to increase premiums across the country and put the health of hardworking Americans in jeopardy – all to give more tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires. But working families know the truth: Trump and the Republican Party have betrayed them. While Republicans play politics with people’s lives, Democrats will continue fighting to protect health care for all Americans.”