WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s op-ed in USA Today:

“The American people will see President Trump’s op-ed for what it is: a false and desperate attempt to forestall a huge electoral loss – an attempt that will not work.

“Americans know the facts. They know that Republicans have been relentless in their efforts to sabotage our health care system. After President Trump and Republicans in Congress failed to repeal the ACA, they pursued a campaign to strip coverage from millions, kick those with pre-existing conditions off their plans, and make it harder to sign up for affordable coverage. Under this Administration, premiums have gone up, not down. Seniors now face catastrophe, as Republicans in Congress propose slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to pay for their tax cuts to the wealthy, and the Medicare Trust Fund will now be insolvent three years earlier as a result of their tax scam. 

“The American people are paying attention and will not be fooled by the lies in this op-ed. They know that Democrats are offering a real chance to help working families get ahead and make their government work for them once more.”