Committee Examined Effects of Trump Administration Attack on ACA
Washington, D.C. (July 11, 2019)—Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, convened a hearing entitled “The Trump Administration's Attack on the ACA: Reversal in Court Case Threatens Health Care for Millions of Americans” to examine the implications of the Trump Administration’s sudden decision to reverse its own previous legal position in Texas v. United States and assert that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be struck down as unconstitutional.
- Patient witnesses testified about how the Trump Administration’s reversal in the Texas v. United States litigation and decision not to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could have catastrophic implications for millions of Americans and the United States health care system.
- Expert witnesses explained that Republicans have not offered a plan to replace the ACA that would prevent significant coverage losses or protect the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.
- The Committee hearing revealed that the Trump Administration’s legal position against the ACA could directly undermine many of its own policy goals, including tackling the opioid epidemic.
Ms. Abbe Gluck
Director and Professor of Law
Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale University Law School
Mr. Frederick Isasi
Ms. Casey Dye
Mr. Peter Morley
New York, NY
Mr. Paul Gibbs
West Valley, UT
Ms. Stephanie Burton
Kansas City, MO
Mr. David Balat
Right on Healthcare Initiative, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Watch Chairman Cummings’ opening statement.
Watch Chairman Cummings’ question line.
Watch Rep. Maloney’s question lines.
Watch Rep. Lawrence’s question lines.
Watch Rep. Raskin’s question lines.