Washington, D.C. (KWWL) — On Tuesday, U.S. Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer released a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to not defend the Affordable Care Act.
The Trump Administration announced Monday it would not defend any part of the Affordable Care Act, after a Texas judge ruled it unconstitutional.
Representative Finkenauer’s full statement is below:
“The Trump Administration’s decision to not defend the Affordable Care Act is an attack on the millions of Americans and their families who are one medical emergency away from bankruptcy. Instead of improving the Affordable Care Act by expanding tax credits for middle class families’ health insurance and providing states with the flexibility to innovate and improve coverage, this Administration is making health care more expensive and undermining protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The result? Bigger profits for insurance executives, higher costs for everyone, and more uncertainty for Iowans living with high cholesterol, diabetes, and other pre-existing conditions. And, that comes after it called for over $800 billion in cuts to Medicare. We need to improve Medicare for our seniors, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and protect coverage for Iowans with pre-existing conditions.”