Hi, Fresno County —
Since taking office, Donald Trump has sabotaged the Affordable Care Act in a callous and desperate attempt to force Congress to repeal the law. In recent weeks, he has gutted funding for recruitment, deleted publicly available information about how Americans can get care, and even reversed birth control coverage requirements.
Late last night, Trump took his assault on our health care one step further by canceling funding that reduces the cost of health care for millions of lower-income Americans.
This decision is devastating. Millions will lose access to affordable health care, plunging ACA markets into chaos — and risking insurance even for those who don’t require assistance.
The good news is there is something we can do about it. Congress has the authority to compel the federal government to make these payments and stabilize the health care markets. That’s why I’m reaching out today to ask you to take action:
There is so much work we have to do to guarantee health care as a right for every single person in this country. But with Trump in the White House and the Republicans in control of Congress, we have to focus all our energy on preserving the progress we’ve made.
I have never seen an elected official so cruelly sabotage a law (and let’s not forget that Congress has still not renewed the funding for CHIP, which provides care for millions of our kids.)
The sad truth is that this will not be the last time Trump undermines the ACA and endangers health care for our friends, family, and neighbors. We have to be ready to make our voices heard and fight back with everything we’ve got — no matter what heartless and awful decisions this president and his advisors come up with next.
Thanks for all you do.
U.S. Senator, California
“Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.”
– Coretta Scott King