Washington, DC — Today, at the daily coronavirus briefing, President Trump once again refused to reopen that ACA marketplaces and instead implied they would be employing a reimbursement scheme that makes little sense and still leaves the uninsured at risk. In response, Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach issued the following statement:

“President Trump has once again decided to harm Americans who need health care by refusing to give them access to quality affordable insurance under the ACA. The administration simply refuses to do the right thing and people’s health will suffer. President Trump has the power today to open the ACA marketplaces but instead is proposing a new bureaucracy that requires congressional approval, will likely cost people and the government more money and leave Americans at risk for the costs of non-covid illnesses. Shame on them.”