Pelosi: Republicans’ Health Care Plan Will Make America Sick Again
Many marched to protect the health care of the American people, which sadly, is also under attack by the President and the Republican Congress today. Instead of focusing on jobs and wages, Republicans have decided to launch an all-out assault on affordable health care in America. Their plan is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, slash Medicaid, and destroy the sacred Medicare guarantee that has protected generations of Americans.Read MoreThe Republicans’ plan won’t make America great again. It will make America sick again. The facts are these. The Congressional Budget Office — whose director was appointed by a Republican speaker — has documented the dire consequences of repealing the ACA. The number of uninsured Americans will increase by 18 million in the first year alone, surging to 32 million by 2026. The costs of premiums for Americans in the individual market will double in the same time, with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Already, Republicans are trying to sabotage the ACA’s insurance marketplaces. Today, January 31, is the last day of open enrollment in the marketplaces. Last week, however, the Trump Administration abruptly canceled much of the advertising and outreach efforts that help remind Americans that time is running out to complete their applications.