FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2018
Priorities USA Statement on Republicans’ Latest Health Care Sabotage Attempt
Washington, DC — In response to news that the Trump administration will no longer defend the Affordable Care Act in court against active efforts by Republicans to gut the law’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil released the following statement:
“Since the day Donald Trump sat down in the Oval Office and Republicans took control of Congress, one thing has been constant: Republicans’ relentless and heartless attempts to gut the Affordable Care Act, dismantle the law’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions and eliminate subsidies that keep premium costs down for working Americans.
Health care is one of the top issues for voters at a time when, thanks to the Republican Party, millions of Americans are already seeing higher health care premiums, with more increases projected to come this fall. Priorities USA will be running ads in key races holding Republican members of Congress accountable for callously voting to kick more than 20 million Americans off of their health insurance and aiding and abetting the Trump administration’s further attacks on the health and welfare of the American people.”
Priorities USA polling has shown that health care is both a top priority for voters and a top liability for Republicans.
- Our most recent polling found that 77 percent of voters see health care costs rising and 70 percent of voters have major concerns about Trump and Republicans in Congress giving drug companies tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks while drug prices are skyrocketing for the middle class.
- In previous polling around the Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we found that provisions allowing states to opt to let insurers charge those with preexisting conditions at higher rates caused 68% of voters to have big concerns.
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released earlier this week also found that health care will be a key issue this fall, with more than 1 in 5 voters naming it their top issue.