|2015.08.04||Trump says the Republicans should shut down the government rather than fund Planned Parenthood. cnn.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Planned Parenthood, Women)|
|2017.01.06||Study find that repealing Obamacare could cost 3 million jobs. money.cnn.com|
|2017.01.31.||Immigration ban puts American citizens at risk by disrupting travel and status of patients and healthcare workers. wired.com (See also Immigrants, Unprecedented Actions, First 100 days)|
|2017.03.15||Tom Price lies to a cancer survivor about Obamacare repeal plan. crooksandliars.com (See also Tom Price)|
|2017.03.15||Trump is told that repealing Obamacare would hurt his supporters the most. He responds with, 'Oh, I know.' businessinsider.com (See also First 100 Days, Trumpcare, Obamacare)|
|2017.06.06||Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Sheild will pull out of Ohio's Health Insurance Marketplace at the end of this year, blaming the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s-endorsed GOP plan to replace the ACA, as the impetus for the move. daytondailynews.com (See also Affordable Care Act)|
|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)|