National Health Council Statement on President Trump’s Health Care Executive Order

The following statement is from NHC’s Chief Executive Officer, Marc Boutin: 

Today's Presidential Executive Order is more of the same – bad policy that will hurt the most vulnerable - people with chronic diseases and disabilities. President Trump has repeatedly said that any attempts to repeal the ACA must protect people with pre-existing conditions. This EO, however, would directly impact these people the most. By effectively creating a separate insurance market for younger and/or healthy people, costs will skyrocket for people with pre-existing and chronic conditions. The Administration needs to keep its word and Put Patients First®!