(Oct. 13) – Speaker Crisanta Duran expressed dismay today at the White House’s announcement that it would withhold federal insurance supports for low-income Americans under the Affordable Care Act. The federal supports are one of the keys that have allowed millions of Americans to afford health insurance.

Here is Speaker Duran’s statement:

“Having failed to persuade Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump is trying to destroy it by executive actions that will undermine the health insurance markets and roll back protections for consumers, resulting in hardworking Americans paying more for less coverage.”

“The people hurt by these plans aren’t the 51 senators who refused to go along with the earlier Republican proposals to wreck our health care system. No, the people hurt by Trump’s mindless acts of retaliation are the millions of hardworking Americans who will be unable to afford insurance and will go back to being one injury or one illness away from financial ruin.”

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