Trump Breaks His Promise Again: Makes it Harder for Families to get Affordable Health Care

Last week, Republicans finalized the first new Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations. While they have been deemed “market stabilization” rules, the regulations would actually increase deductibles, reduce financial assistance, and cut the annual enrollment period in half. They would also make it more difficult for people to enroll during “special enrollment periods” and weaken federal standards for network adequacy. According to Frederick Isasi of Families USA, thousands of people spoke out against these changes during the regulations’ public comment period. The Congressional Budget Office and other industry experts also stated that the market is currently stable and will likely remain so. Nevertheless, the Trump Administration continues to try and dismantle the nation’s reliable health care system.

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