TOP statement on President Trump’s decision to end Obamacare financial assistance designed to help low-income Americans
Last night, the Trump Administration announced that it would end Obamacare’s cost-sharing reduction payments intended to help low-income Americans gain access to healthcare. The following is a statement by Brianna Brown, deputy director of the Texas Organizing Project:
“This decision by the Trump Administration is the latest iteration of sabotage of our healthcare system and Obamacare. After his Republican colleagues failed to pass repeal because of the backlash across the country, President Trump is now attempting to do a “synthetic repeal” by ending Obamacare’s financial assistance for those who need it the most. As a result, millions of families across the country will suffer. This is an important reminder that this administration is built on callous disregard for and disconnect from people struggling to make ends meet, particularly people of color.
“TOP believes healthcare is a fundamental human right. Instead of restricting access to affordable healthcare, Congress must act now to expand it. Likewise, numerous recent polls show that a large majority of the public want President Trump to work to improve Obamacare, not dismantle it. It is morally reprehensible that he continues to spend time, energy and taxpayers’ dollars on his sabotage crusade.”
Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Harris, Dallas and Bexar counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve. For more information, visit organizetexas.org.