Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing health plans that do not comply with coverage regulations outlined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and his announcement on Friday that he will no longer fund cost sharing reduction subsidies that help low-income individuals afford health insurance under the ACA:
“For the last ten months, the American people have rejected attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act by President Trump and Congressional Republicans. Instead of working to lower health care costs for all Americans, President Trump is committed to dismantling our health care system simply to make a political point. President Trump’s actions this week will make health care too expensive for millions of people and drive away insurers, making it more difficult for those with pre-existing conditions to access care.
“Plain and simple: President Trump’s actions are sabotage, and he will be solely responsible for breaking America’s health care system.”