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Everyone Deserves Access to Affordable Health Care

Last Monday, Donald Trump's Department of Justice released a memo declaring their intent to pursue the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

All of it. With no backup plan.

That means this administration wants to:

  • Take health care away from more than 20 million Americans;

  • Strip away protections for the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions;

  • Kick about 12 million low-income Americans off Medicaid;

  • Potentially raise premiums for more than 60 million people on Medicare.

And they want to replace coverage for those people with.... nothing.

This isn't only wrong, it's reckless and puts people's lives and financial security at risk.

Repealing the ACA will impact people across this country, and across the political spectrum. Working Americans who won't be able to afford essential medication. Whose treatment will be capped and will have to choose between taking a child to the doctor and putting food on the table.

And the Trump administration has absolutely no plan to help or support them.

I've long advocated for a single-payer health care plan that puts quality, affordable health care within reach of every American. I support Medicare for All and universal health care coverage. With a not-for-profit health care plan, we can stop the insurance industry lobbyists from dictating who can and cannot afford to go see their doctor.

You can guarantee that I'll continue to fight to defend the progress of the Affordable Care Act and expand affordable, quality health care for everyone in this country.

Thanks for your support,

Peter

Posted on April 1, 2019.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

Meet Peter