CLEVELAND, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined a northeast Ohio patient to speak out against ongoing efforts by the Trump Administration to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and throw millions of Americans off their health insurance. In March, the Trump Administration told a federal court that it now supports invalidating the Affordable Care Act in its entirety and the President recently expressed support for a renewed effort to repeal ACA.
“President Trump is playing political games with Ohioans’ healthcare, and under his orders, the Department of Justice is now threatening the coverage of nearly five million Ohioans with preexisting conditions,” said Brown. “We can’t fight back without Ohioans making their voices heard and sharing their stories. That’s why all the efforts to take away these protections have failed before.”
Brown was joined by an Ohio patient who relies on the Affordable Care Act for healthcare coverage and spoke about the importance of the law for the critical protections it provides, including coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Brown has led efforts to stand up for Ohioans’ healthcare.
In 2017, Brown joined Ohio patients and patient advocates in cities around Ohio to underscore the importance of the Affordable Care Act and recently introduced legislation to make improvements to the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option to the individual marketplaces.
Brown underscored his commitment to fighting efforts in Washington and Columbus to attack the Affordable Care Act and continuing his work to ensure Ohioans have access to affordable, quality health insurance.