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Frederick Isasi: Trump Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule is an Assault on the American Dream and Our Nation’s Values

Oct. 5, 2018 – Following is the statement of Frederick Isasi, JD, MPH, executive director of Families USA Washington, D.C. Oct. 5, 2018 —Today, the Trump administration formally proposed unprecedented new restrictions on legal immigrant families. The proposed regulation targets lawfully-present immigrants by undermining their ability to access basic needs, including health care, food, and […]

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Trump Administration Proposes Sale of Sham Insurance

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 20, 2018 – Today, the Trump administration proposed another policy that threatens the health care and financial security of children, parents, and other adults. The draft rule released by HHS allows insurance companies to sell sham insurance plans that do not cover essential health benefits or preexisting conditions, protections that are required […]

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Families USA Releases Analysis of “Extreme” Graham-Cassidy Health Care Proposal

Washington, D.C. September 7, 2017 – A health care plan sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) proposes a “new block grant that would dramatically cut funding both for Medicaid expansion and for financial assistance that helps low-wage workers and moderate-income families buy private insurance,” according to an analysis released today by […]

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Families USA: Victory for Families – Skinny Repeal Fails

Washington, D.C. July 27, 2017 – Following is the statement of Frederick Isasi, executive director of Families USA, on the Senate’s failure Friday to pass the so-call “Skinny Repeal” bill of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “In the end, this effort to ram through legislation that would have robbed tens of millions of America’s families […]

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Senate Republicans Produce Same Results as the House ACA Repeal Bill: Tax Cuts for the Rich and Corporations Paid for by Reducing Health Care for Millions of Americans

Washington, D.C. June 22, 2017 – After weeks of secrecy, Republican leadership in the Senate has presented a discussion draft of their Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill that shows the ultimate bill is likely to be as bad as, if not worse than, the bill narrowly passed by the House. Like the House bill […]

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Frederick Isasi: House ACA Repeal: Is This Who we are as a Nation?

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 4, 2017 – The Republican-led House of Representatives voted narrowly today to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with legislation that would potentially cost millions of families their health coverage and drive up costs for millions more, while giving a trillion-dollar tax cut to wealthy individuals and corporations. It […]

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President Trump’s Proposed ACA Rules Would Raise Deductibles, Reduce Subsidies, Limit Enrollment

Washington, D.C. February 15, 2017 – The Trump Administration today announced new proposed rules governing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would create roadblocks to purchasing coverage, increase people’s out-of-pocket costs, and make it more difficult for people to enroll in health coverage, according to Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers. Specifically […]