The coronavirus pandemic is revealing major weaknesses in our health care system, and now Donald Trump is doubling down on his attempt to destroy one of the things that has helped — the Affordable Care Act.
Donald Trump’s health care agenda is toxic — and Ohioans can’t rely on this dangerous president to protect our care.
Today marks 10 years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, expanding health care access to millions of Americans. But since Donald Trump’s very first day in office, he has fought tooth and nail to gut the ACA — and Ohioans are paying the price, especially in this crisis moment.
Here’s the bottom line: Donald Trump’s actions have made the impact of the coronavirus outbreak much worse.
His attacks on the health care law have led to rising numbers of uninsured Ohioans. He eliminated the pandemic response team. He’s tried to slash funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Now Republicans and the Trump administration are going to court to throw out the Affordable Care Act — a move that would put five million Ohioans with pre-existing conditions at risk and rip coverage away from more than half a million Ohioans who are covered under Medicaid expansion. It would also put 25 percent of Ohio hospitals at risk for closure. That’s one out of every four hospitals in the Buckeye State.
The thing is, Trump and the GOP have never had a plan for health care — this lawsuit that he’s cheerleading is the Republican plan.
This is the choice facing voters in 2020 — are we going to sign on for four more years of Donald Trump’s ineptitude in a crisis and absolute devotion to undoing the Affordable Care Act? Or are we going to elect a president that is steady in a crisis and devoted to protecting health care, not taking it away?
Ohio Democratic Party
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