Washington, DC — Today, Protect Our Care is releasing a new report about what’s at stake for health care in the 2020 election. Since taking office, President Trump has taken every opportunity to undermine health care including his botched coronavirus response, proposed cuts to Medicaid and Medicare, failure to lower prescription drug prices and attacks on protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The report outlines these attacks for voters as they get ready to cast their ballots in seven weeks.
The report comes as Protect Our Care launches its virtual bus tour, which kicked off Monday night with an event featuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who let voters know their health care is on the line in 2020. The tour will focus on 16 key states — including Pennsylvania and Wisconsin this week — and uplift the voices of local elected officials, advocates and storytellers to hold President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress accountable for their health care sabotage agenda.
“Voters need to know their health care is on the ballot in 2020, and this report outlines the attacks President Trump has waged on Americans’ health care since taking office,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “President Trump has completely mismanaged the country’s coronavirus response by purposely downplaying the virus and refusing to take decisive action to protect Americans. At the same time, he’s been finding any way he can to rip health care coverage from Americans, including a lawsuit to completely overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic. Now is the time to hold President Trump accountable for his health care sabotage.”