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Pallone Warns President-Elect Trump Against Dismantling The Affordable Care Act (with Video)

Pallone Warns President-Elect Trump Against Dismantling The Affordable Care Act Credits: Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.

Washington, DC: Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., went to the House Floor to express his grave concern about President-elect Trump’s plan to undo the Affordable Care Act:

 “Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to address the House for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks:

I rise today to raise serious concerns about the President-elect’s plan to dismantle Obamacare. 

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As a chief architect of the law, I am proud to report that the percentage of Americans uninsured is at a record low, more than 20 million additional Americans have healthcare, and a million additional enrollees are expected next year. 

In my home state of New Jersey, the uninsured rate has fallen from 14.9% to less than 10% in just two years.  More than half of New Jerseyans enrolled through the Healthcare Marketplace this year had less than $100 per month.  More than 400,000 New Jerseyans have benefited from Medicaid expansion.

The Affordable Care Act is working. 

Reports have surfaced that the President-elect’s plan to dismantle Obamacare would eliminate the subsidies that have enabled more than 70 percent of consumers to find plans at less than $75/month.   Any effort to eliminate subsidies would lead to unsustainable cost increases and a loss of healthcare coverage for people nationwide.

There is also a threat to undo the Medicaid expansion under which almost 16 million Americans have been insured.  With children representing about half of all Medicaid recipients, the elimination of that expansion would be disastrous for the most vulnerable Americans.

Democrats stand ready to work to improve and strengthen the Affordable Care Act, but we will continue to stand resolute against any effort to dismantle it.  For the sake of the American people, we can’t get this wrong.”

Clip of Rep. Pallone’s statement can be found here:  .

 

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