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Yarmuth Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order: “Welcome to Trumpcare”

Oct 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on the executive order signed by President Trump this morning, his latest act of health care sabotage.  
“With one signature, President Trump is now jeopardizing the health security of millions of Americans. The President’s executive order calls for allowing insurance companies to build a huge market of junk plans, which will return us to the days where American families are one major illness or accident away from bankruptcy. Under these plans, insurers can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, meaning only people who are currently healthy will buy them.  The end result will be that costs for everyone else will soar, and ultimately, insurance markets that provide real coverage with real protections will collapse.  Welcome to Trumpcare.”