August 31, 2017

Cortez Masto Calls on Trump Administration to End Efforts to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that it will sharply cut funding for health care sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act:

“In July, Republicans in Congress failed to strip away the health care of thousands of Nevadans. Today, after a bipartisan group of governors called on the Administration to end its sabotage of the Affordable Care Act and work with Congress to stabilize the health insurance marketplace, President Trump announced his latest attempt to shamefully undermine the law. Cutting the funding that supports the critical work of educating and signing-up Americans for health coverage does nothing but prevent rural communities, seniors, poor, and middle class Americans from accessing health care, while pushing up premiums and deductibles for everyone else. I call on the Administration to end its sabotage and instead work with me to fix the Affordable Care Act, stabilize the marketplaces, and ensure that all Nevadans will be able to access the health care they need.”