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Sabotage: The Trump Administration's Attack on Healthcare, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, October 23, 2019   [open pdf - 24MB]

This is the October 23, 2019 hearing on "Sabotage: The Trump Administration's Attack on Healthcare," held before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Diana DeGette: "It is no secret that the Trump administration has worked to sabotage healthcare in this country. On his very first day in office, President Trump issued an executive order directing all Federal agencies to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, 'to the maximum extent by law.' And ever since then, the Trump administration has worked tirelessly to undermine the ACA [Affordable Care Act] and other critical health programs at every turn. [...] Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, more than 20 million people gained affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage. But now, under President Trump and Administrator Verma, this administration is determined to take us in the wrong direction. Last year, we saw the number of uninsured people in this country increase for the first time since the ACA was passed. About 1.9 million more people were uninsured last year compared to the year before, including nearly half a million more children. Further, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that health insurance premiums are 16 percent higher this year than they would have been if the Trump administration had not worked to undermine the ACA. [...] Today, the administration will have to answer for its unending sabotage of Americans' healthcare, and Administrator Verma will have to explain to the American public why she and this administration are actively trying to take their healthcare away." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Seema Verma.

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Serial No. 116-71
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2021
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