Washington, DC — As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Protect Our Care is releasing a new report showing the disproportionate impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on Hispanic communities. These worsening disparities are the result of Donald Trump’s failed leadership and his never-ending attacks on health care, including his lawsuit to completely overturn the Affordable Care Act in court that would be especially devastating to Hispanics. If successful, this lawsuit would throw our entire health care system into chaos — including further exacerbating the health disparities revealed by this new report.
“Time and time again, President Trump has failed Hispanic people in our country,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “This new report shows just how much the president’s failure to take decisive action and downplaying of the virus has disproportionately impacted Hispanic communities who already face systemic barriers to health care. Not only that, one week after the election, the Trump-Republican lawsuit to dismantle the Affordable Care Act will be before the Supreme Court. The ACA has helped close health care coverage gaps for vulnerable populations. Trump’s continuous attacks on health care have only made health disparities worse.”