Committee Examined Effects of Trump Administration Attack on ACA

Jul 11, 2019
Press Release

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.

TAKEAWAYS

  • 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.

 

WITNESSES

 

Ms. Abbe Gluck
Director and Professor of Law

Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale University Law School

 

Mr. Frederick Isasi
Executive Director

Families, USA

 

Ms. Casey Dye
Patient/Consumer

Monroeville, PA

 

Mr. Peter Morley 
Patient/Consumer

New York, NY

 

Mr. Paul Gibbs
Patient/Consumer

West Valley, UT

 

Ms. Stephanie Burton 
Patient/Consumer

Kansas City, MO

 

Mr. David Balat 
Director

Right on Healthcare Initiative, Texas Public Policy Foundation

  

VIDEOS

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.

 

 

Issues: 
116th Congress