Statement on Trump Executive Order to Undermine Health Care for Mainers
Washington, DC, October 12, 2017
Tags: Health Care
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."