Congressman Bill Pascrell

Representing the 9th District of NEW JERSEY

Rep. Pascrell Statement on Association Health Plans Executive Order

Oct 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order expanding access to association health plans, further undermining the Affordable Acre Act:

"With today’s executive order on the Affordable Care Act, President Trump is once again more interested in scoring political points than actually making sure Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance," Rep. Pascrell said. "Republicans have been on the warpath trying to end important consumer protections that the ACA affords, including protections for people with pre-existing conditions and required coverage for services that people actually need, like mental health care. Now that they’ve failed in that endeavor, the Trump Administration is trying to use the back-door with this executive order. We need to work to strengthen the ACA – and actions like the one the President took today do nothing but weaken it. I urge my Republican colleagues to come to the table with Democrats to make our health care system work better for all Americans."