Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s Health Care Sabotage


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on news that the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice will refuse to defend the constitutionality of key provisions of the historic, life-saving Affordable Care Act in an upcoming lawsuit in Texas:

“Tonight, the Trump Administration took its cynical sabotage campaign of Americans’ health care to a stunning new low.

“Once again, Republicans are trying to destroy protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.  The Trump Administration is perpetuating the same cruel vision of higher costs and less coverage that House Republicans voted for in the monstrosity of Trumpcare.

“From day one, Republicans in the Administration and Congress have spitefully worked to undermine affordable health care, and drive up families’ premiums.  Millions of Americans are already facing unnecessary premium hikes because of the GOP tax scam and the GOP’s efforts to push families into shoddy junk plans.

“The American people deserve better than the raw deal Republicans have been forcing on them in health care.  Democrats will continue to fight to protect Americans’ health care and lower their costs, and are offering A Better Deal to lower the surging costs of prescription drugs.”

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