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Statement on Trump Executive Order to Undermine Health Care for Mainers

Washington, DC, October 12, 2017

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order that will spike premiums for Mainers with pre-existing conditions and push individuals toward health insurance plans without consumer protections:

"The Executive Order signed today by President Trump is the equivalent of giving a backpack without a parachute to someone jumping from an airplane. Health insurance is useless if it doesn’t cover your health care needs, but this Executive Order opens the door to the bare bones plans that were insufficient for so many before the Affordable Care Act was passed. It’s yet another attempt by the Trump Administration to sabotage and undermine the Affordable Care Act, despite the unprecedented level of support shown by Americans who want to preserve its fundamental consumer protections."
"We need to focus on what’s important – making sure that this year’s open enrollment is successful and that Mainers have the information and support they need to make coverage decisions for themselves and their families."

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