Representative Sandy Levin (D-MI), the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's announced funding cuts for Affordable Care Act Navigators:
"Once again the Trump Administration has taken action to sabotage health care provided under the Affordable Care Act. Vulnerable populations, those with disabilities, and young adults -- many of whom would otherwise be uninsured without in-person assistance, phone counseling, and other important services provided by Navigator organizations -- will be harmed by today's cuts.
"This is one more step in an ongoing effort by the Trump Administration to undermine the ACA with the effect being higher costs and less choice for Americans needing health care."
Last year the Trump Administration cut Navigator funding from $63 million to $36 million and today's announcement would slash it to $10 million.
A fact sheet highlighting health plans', patient advocates', physicians', and others' responses to the Trump Administration's attacks on the ACA can be viewed here.