Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Press Release

Like Trump, Derrick Van Orden Supports Full ACA Repeal


By - Nov 28th, 2023 12:23 pm

MADISON, Wis.Donald Trump isn’t the only one eager to “terminate” the Affordable Care Act. Just like Trump, Van Orden has long campaigned on repealing the ACA, which has enabled hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites to obtain affordable health care coverage.

Here’s a quick reminder of Derrick Van Orden’s attacks on affordable health care:

  • Even today, Van Orden’s campaign website calls for the full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Thanks to an Affordable Care Act provision authored by Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsinites under the age of 26 are able to remain on their parents plan—a critical protection Derrick Van Orden wants to scrap in a full repeal of the ACA.

“Donald Trump and Derrick Van Orden are running on an agenda to make America sicker—with Trump now doubling down on his push to terminate the Affordable Care Act that has provided Wisconsinites with lifesaving health care for over a decade,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Communications Director Joe Oslund. “Trump and Van Orden’s vision for Wisconsin is to kick people off their insurance, skyrocket health care costs, and roll back President Biden’s work to make prescription drugs more affordable. While Republicans continue trying to gut lifesaving policies, Senator Baldwin and President Biden are fighting to make health care more affordable and accessible for Wisconsinites and all Americans.”

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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2 thoughts on “Like Trump, Derrick Van Orden Supports Full ACA Repeal”

  1. mkwagner says:

    The irony of Van Orden’s statement on letting the free market determine healthcare prices is, there is no “free market” in the healthcare industry. It is dominated by fewer and fewer corporations. This results in monopolistic price gouging and limiting accessibility especially for those most in need. The RRRs maneuverings around the ACA over the last decay is what has driven health care out of the reach–both physically and financially–of most Americans.

  2. ZeeManMke says:

    Van Orden represents some of the poorest counties in Wisconsin.
    I suggest all Members of Congress be required to buy their own
    health insurance on the “free market.”

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