Democratic Health Leaders Press Trump Administration for Information on Executive Order Sabotaging the ACA

Feb 8, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Budget Committee Ranking Member John Yarmuth (D-KY) today sent a letter to the Acting Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and U.S. Department of Labor asking for additional information about the implications of implementing President Donald J. Trump’s executive order aimed at undermining and sabotaging the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“As Republicans in Congress simultaneously pursue repeal of the law without an immediate replacement, we are concerned the recent Executive Order could sabotage the law’s coverage gains and destabilize insurance markets in the interim,” the Members wrote.

“The rules for health plans for 2018 already are set, and issuers are preparing their initial rate filings and making critical decisions about whether to participate in the Marketplace. Changes to those rules could result in issuers pulling out of the Marketplace, leaving Americans with no choices nine months from now when the next open enrollment begins.”

To view a copy of the full letter, click here.