Interactive

Interactive: Tracking Trump’s Sabotage of the ACA

To help people understand who is undermining the individual insurance market and how they are doing it, the Center for American Progress Action Fund is tracking Affordable Care Act sabotage efforts and their effects.

After several failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump and his allies in Congress have repeatedly taken steps to undermine the law. While the ACA marketplace has proven stable for 2019, efforts to sabotage the ACA are still driving up health care costs; the Center for American Progress has estimated that the average premiums for a 40-year-old marketplace enrollee will be $970 higher next year due to the repeal of the individual mandate and expansion of the availability of short-term junk plans alone. To help people understand who is undermining the individual insurance market and how they are doing it, the Center for American Progress Action Fund is tracking these sabotage efforts and their effects on consumers.

To view the interactive, click here.

Madeline Twomey is the special assistant for Health Policy at the Center for American Progress. Sam Berger is the senior adviser at the Center. Mathew Brady was the data visualization consultant and developer for this interactive.

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Authors

Madeline Twomey

Research Assistant

Sam Berger

Vice President, Democracy and Government Reform

Mathew Brady

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