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STATEMENT: Rep. Ro Khanna Denounces Trump Administration’s Action to Pull ACA Marketplace Ads, With the Goal of Harming Enrollment

January 27, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) denounced the Trump Administration’s action to immediately halt all advertising and other outreach activities for the health care marketplaces by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in the critical last few days of ACA Open Enrollment.

“This action by the administration is a deliberate effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. As health experts noted, stopping the sharing of this information now could result in reduced enrollment and could make the Marketplaces less healthy, with fewer young people signing up to get covered.”

Before this action, enrollment in the 2017 Marketplaces had been growing strong. As of December 24, more than 11.5 million people nationwide had signed up for 2017 Marketplace plans, higher than the same time last year.

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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers the Silicon Valley communities of Cupertino, Fremont, Newark, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.

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