Neal, Levin Statements on Trump Administration Action to Halt Healthcare Enrollment Outreach

Jan 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today released the following statements amid reports that the Administration has ended outreach and advertising that provides Americans with information on how to enroll for health insurance at HealthCare.gov:

“Reports that the Administration has quietly ended all public outreach and advertising of the 2017 open enrollment season is a misguided effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act,” said Ranking Member Neal. “Actively working to suppress health insurance enrollment directly contradicts President Trump’s stated desire to provide insurance to everyone. President Trump has built another road block that separates the American people from critical lifesaving insurance coverage. I strongly urge President Trump and Congressional Republicans to end their longstanding fixation to undermine the current healthcare system and spend more time finding constructive ways to strengthen our nation’s healthcare system for America’s families.”

“President Trump is continuing to undermine the ability of Americans to obtain health insurance,” said Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Levin. “With this latest action, halting advertisements to remind individuals to sign up, the President is telling the public he would prefer a country where fewer individuals have health coverage.”

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