Pelosi Statement on Republican Efforts to Stoke Uncertainty in ACA Marketplaces


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the rising anxiety of Health Insurers in light of Republicans’ efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces:

“From day one, President Trump and his Republican allies have tried to pour uncertainty into the insurance marketplaces that provide affordable health coverage for millions of Americans.  Now, Republicans are trying to use the withdrawal of a small handful of insurers as a cynical pretext for their radical plans to dismantle the health coverage of every American – including those insured through their employers.

“On his first night in the White House, President Trump issued an incoherent and incomprehensible executive order on the ACA that bewildered insurers.  In a brazen effort to depress enrollment, the President abruptly canceled much of HealthCare.gov’s advertising and outreach, and is now trying to cut the open enrollment period in half.  Meanwhile, the Republican Congress continues to talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act without having any consensus on a replacement plan – increasing the uncertainty of insurers and other stakeholders.

“Millions of people have enrolled in insurance plans through the ACA Marketplaces.  Any uncertainty in the insurance marketplaces is a direct result of Republicans’ willful and cynical actions.  Democrats will continue to stand our ground to ensure that every American has access to affordable health coverage.”