President Trump's Proposed ACA Changes Would Increase the Cost of Coverage and Create Barriers to Enrollment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 15, 2017

BOSTON, MA Statement of Robert Restuccia, executive director of Community Catalyst, in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement today of a proposed rule governing the Affordable Care Act Marketplace.

“The Trump Administration’s proposed rule is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that will help insurers’ bottom line at the expense of consumers. As proposed, the rule would increase the cost of coverage for millions of people, make it more difficult for people to access coverage and undermine critical consumer protections.

“If Congress and the Trump administration truly wanted to create certainty in the insurance market, they would stop their reckless pursuit of repealing the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement.

“President Trump said he would make health care better and more affordable. But this proposed rule does exactly the opposite and continues his administration’s pattern of putting the needs of corporate America above the interests of the American people.” 

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About Community Catalyst

Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: : in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit www.communitycatalyst.org. Read our blog at http://blog.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @healthpolicyhub.

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