Neal Statement on Association Health Plans Executive Order

Oct 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order expanding access to association health plans and further undermining the Affordable Acre Act:

"President Trump has repeatedly said he wants everyone to have health insurance at lower costs. But actions speak louder than words. Today's executive order is more of the same sabotage and undermining that we have come to expect from President Trump and Congressional Republicans on healthcare. Actions like these create extreme uncertainty that will undoubtedly saddle middle class families with higher cost, less coverage and fewer protections.  The time for political gamesmanship on healthcare is over. I hope Republicans will join with Democrats to find bipartisan solutions to further strengthen our healthcare system to bring down costs, strengthen consumer protections and cover more Americans."