Levin Statement on President Trump’s Health Care Speech

Jul 24, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09), ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, today issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s speech on health care:

“Trying to pressure Republicans to carry out a campaign promise that they have been making for seven years, the President perpetuated falsehoods about the Affordable Care Act. He selected stories of some Americans who have had a difficult time with health insurance, while totally ignoring that nonpartisan analyses have found that 22, 23, or 32 million Americans could lose health insurance under various Republican plans.

“Contrary to what the President said, the ACA is not collapsing, even as his Administration tries to sabotage it. There are ways to strengthen the ACA for all Americans; Republicans should move past the rhetoric of repeal and instead enter into bipartisan conversations of how together, we can strengthen this law for all Americans.”

Rep. Levin was the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee when the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.