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STATEMENT: Trump’s Victory in New Hampshire Puts Health Care At the Forefront of the Presidential Race

By January 23, 2024No Comments

With Trump Marching Toward the GOP Nomination, Health Care is Once Again on the Chopping Block

Washington, D.C. — This evening, Donald Trump secured another victory in the 2024 primary, bringing him one step closer to the GOP nomination. Already, Trump has reignited his calls to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would hike health care costs, throw millions of Americans off their coverage, and rip away vital protections from millions more. Once again, the issue is front and center leading up to this election. In response, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement: 

“Trump’s victory in New Hampshire shows he is marching toward the GOP nomination, threatening the health and livelihoods of millions of households across the nation. We’re at a crossroads: While President Biden has delivered real relief to the American people by lowering costs and expanding affordable coverage, Trump has vowed to take all of this progress away and throw the health care system into chaos. Trump’s relentless calls for repealing the ACA demonstrate that the issue of health care will be front and center as voters head to the polls in November. Repealing the ACA would rip away protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions, hike health care costs for working families, and throw millions of people off their health insurance. At a time when more Americans are enrolling in the ACA than ever before, it is outlandish that the likely GOP nominee is even considering another attempt at repeal. Sadly, the threat to American health care is as real as ever.” 

If the Affordable Care Act is repealed:

  • GONE: 2.3 million adult children will no longer be able to stay on their parents’ insurance. 
  • GONE: Insurance companies will be able to charge women more than men.
  • GONE: Ban on insurance companies having annual and lifetime caps on coverage.
  • GONE: Requirements that insurance companies cover prescription drugs and maternity care.
  • GONE: Protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions, including 54 million people with a pre-existing condition that would make them completely uninsurable.
  • GONE: Medicaid expansion, which covers more than 22 million people. 
  • GONE: Quality, affordable coverage that over 15.5 million people who buy insurance on their own.
  • GONE: Premium tax credits that make premiums affordable for 80 percent of people who purchase health care on the marketplace.
  • GONE: 50 million seniors will have to pay more for prescription drugs because the Medicare ‘donut hole’ will be reopened.
  • GONE: Critical funding for rural hospitals. 
  • GONE: 61.5 million Medicare beneficiaries will face higher costs and disruptions to their medical care.