|2017.06.13||Trump told Republican senators that the House GOP health-care bill which he had then celebrated, was now “mean” and he expects the Senate to “improve” the legislation considerably. washingtonpost.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Hypocrisy)|
|2017.06.14||In recent national polls, only about 29 percent of Americans support the American Health Care Act. Even in the most supportive state, deep-red Oklahoma, only about 38 percent of voters support the law. nytimes.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
It is the most unpopular piece of major legislation Congress has considered in decades, even more unloved than TARP (“the bailout”), and much more unpopular than the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
|2017.06.17||Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS have resigned, furious at the new administration's regressive health policies. buzzfeed.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior)|
"The Trump Administration has no strategy to address the on-going HIV/AIDS epidemic, seeks zero input from experts to formulate HIV policy, and —most concerning— pushes legislation that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease."
|2017.06.22||Former members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, who resigned last week in protest, say the Senate's new health care proposals will be devastating to people with the disease. buzzfeed.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
"It will kill people — that's not hyperbole. There will be some people who will die from this."
|2017.07.20||The Trump administration has spent taxpayer money meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign aimed at methodically strangling it. thedailybeast.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Department of Health and Human Services, Unprecedented Actions)|
|2017.07.26||In response to Senator Murkowski voting against the ACA repeal, Trump and his administration responded by tweeting at her and a phone call from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke letting them know the vote had put Alaska's future with the administration in jeopardy. adn.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Unpresidential Behavior, Department of the Interior, Ryan Zinke)|
|2017.07.28||A months-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass health-care legislation collapsed early Friday after GOP Senator John McCain joined two of his colleagues to block a stripped-down Obamacare repeal bill. bloomberg.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.08.01||Congressional Republicans moved to defuse Trump’s threat to cut off critical payments to health insurance companies, maneuvering around the president toward bipartisan legislation to shore up insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act. nytimes.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.08.10||Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study. apnews.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Unprecedented Actions)|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to
|2017.08.15||Premiums for the most popular health insurance plans would shoot up 20 percent next year, and federal budget deficits would increase by $194 billion in the coming decade, if Trump carried out his threat to end certain subsidies paid to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act. nytimes.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.08.17||Hospitals in Trump country are suffering, as Muslim and Pakistani doctors are being denied visas to the US, hurting those who most are in need of help. theintercept.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Immigration)|
|2017.08.31||The Department of Health and Human Services announced it's slashing the advertising and promotional budget for the Affordable Care Act for next year by 90%. axios.com (See also Department of Health and Human Services, Affordable Care Act, Assaults on Government)|
|2017.09.20||Donald Trump blocked a Twitter account from a woman with stage 4 cancer who has spoken out about the dangers of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare. thinkprogress.org (See also Affordable Care Act, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.10.03||The House passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), which would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison or both. thehill.com (See also Women)|
|2017.10.05||With enrollment season on Nov. 1, the Health and Human Services Department has worked to suppress the number of people signing up by 1) slashing grants to groups that help consumers get insurance coverage, 2) cutting the enrollment period in half, 3) reducing the advertising budget by 90 percent, 4) announcing an outage schedule that would make the HealthCare.gov website significantly less available, and 5) not committing to funding the cost-sharing reductions that help 7 million lower income Americans afford out-of-pocket expenses. washingtonpost.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Assaults on Government)|
|2017.10.06||The Trump administration issued a rule that sharply limits the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean many American women would no longer have access to birth control free of charge. washingtonpost.com (See also Women, Department of Health and Human Services)|
The new regulation, issued by the Health and Human Services Department, allows a much broader group of employers and insurers to exempt themselves from covering contraceptives such as birth control pills on religious or moral grounds.
|2017.10.12||Donald Trump ended subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, after he ordered sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, which will send insurance premiums soaring, and insurance companies fleeing from the health law’s online marketplaces. nytimes.com (See also Unprecedented Actions, Unpresidential Behavior, Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.10.12||Donald Trump plans to cut off subsidy payments to insurers selling ACA coverage in his most aggressive move yet to undermine his predecessor's health care law. politico.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.10.12||Eighteen U.S. states sued Donald Trump’s administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses. reuters.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Legal Issues)|
|2017.10.17||A pair of leading Republican and Democratic senators reached an agreement Tuesday to fund key federal health-care subsidies that Donald Trump literally just ended days ago, and yet the president expressed support for the plan. washingtonpost.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.10.18||Donald Trump backed away from his endorsement of a bipartisan Senate proposal to stabilize health insurance markets, throwing the legislative effort into doubt even as the chief architect of the deal predicted that it would become law before the end of the year. nytimes.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.10.20||The percentage of U.S. adults lacking health insurance rose in the third quarter of 2017 to 12.3%, up 0.6 percentage points from the previous quarter and 1.4 points since the end of 2016, which is the highest recorded rate since 3 years of success declines with the Affordable Care Act. news.gallup.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.10.25||Premiums for the most popular “Obamacare” plans are going up an average of 34 percent, due to Trump administration’s actions which are adding instability to the underlying problems of the health law's marketplaces. apnews.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.11.06||The Trump administration has prepared an executive order that would unravel Obamacare's individual mandate, but has put it on hold to see whether repealing the penalties for going uninsured might be included in the Republican tax bill instead. washingtonexaminer.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.12.15||A federal court issued a preliminary injunction on Friday blocking a Trump administration rule on insurance coverage of contraceptives for women, saying the rule contradicts the text of the Affordable Care Act by allowing employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage if they have religious or moral objections. nytimes.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Women, Legal Issues)|