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Sen. Murray: Trump executive orders will force patients to pay more, lose quality coverage options 

“The only way to get results for patients and families on health care is to work across the aisle and find common ground—and we’re doing exactly that in the Senate”

(Washington, D.C.) –  Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, today issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order intended to undermine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cause further confusion in our health care markets.

“The policies President Trump is announcing today are the latest and worst in his yearlong effort to create Trumpcare by sabotage. They will force patients across the country to pay more for their care, lose quality coverage options, and find themselves with surprise medical bills when they can least afford it.

“As we’ve seen again and again this year, the only way to get results for patients and families on health care is to work across the aisle and find common ground—and we’re doing exactly that in the Senate to try to stabilize the market and protect people from some of the damage President Trump’s health care sabotage has caused.

“The President has made a lot of promises to families about their health care, and if he truly wants to keep them, he’ll stop trying to create Trumpcare by sabotage, accept that repeal is off the table, and support Congress in getting our work done for patients and families.”