Chairman Crowley Statement on the Rise of Uninsured Americans During the Trump Administration

January 17, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on reports that 3.2 million more Americans were uninsured at the end of 2017 than when President Trump took office last January:

“The constant attempts to destabilize our health care markets by President Trump and congressional Republicans have reversed the progress made under the Affordable Care Act, which produced the lowest levels of uninsured Americans in our country’s history.

“The GOP’s fear-mongering about the survival of the ACA pushed insurers and consumers out of the market, leaving our most vulnerable to fend for themselves. With the passage of their latest tax scam, which includes the eradication of the individual mandate, we can only expect to see the number of uninsured continue to rise.

“It’s my hope that these troubling figures will finally force President Trump and Republicans to do what’s right for the health of our country and work with Democrats to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable and quality health care.”