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Trump Administration Admits They Want to Repeal the Affordable Care Act But Have No Replacement Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 13, 2020
CONTACT: Planned Parenthood Votes Media Office; 212-261-4433; [email protected]
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Washington, DC — This week in hearings on the President’s budget of massive health care cuts, Acting OMB Director Russell Vought and HHS Secretary Alex Azar admitted that if the Trump administration gets their wish and the Affordable Care Act is dismantled, they have no plan to deal with the massive loss of health coverage and protections that would ensue. This admission comes nearly in the same breath as the Trump administration steps up efforts to  block access to Planned Parenthood health centers state-by-state, and slashes Medicaid across the board.

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Statement from Jenny Lawson, executive director, Planned Parenthood Votes:

"The Trump administration has said the quiet part out loud — they have no plan for the American people except to take their health care away. This comes as no surprise after they have spent the past three years trying to kick people off their health insurance, undermining protections for pre-existing conditions, blocking access to Planned Parenthood, and gutting Medicaid as we know it. And as this week's Trump budget and the recent efforts to greenlight massive cuts to Medicaid make clear, they have no plans to stop attacking our health care and rights. Voters this November want a president and Senate who will protect their access to health care, not do everything in their power to take it away."

Reminder: Repealing the Affordable Care Act, as the president and Senate Republicans like Cory Gardner, Martha McSally, Thom Tillis, and Joni Ernst have tried to do, would result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance, the loss of protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and the elimination of essential health benefits like maternity coverage, and coverage of no-copay birth control in all private health plans.


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