Like Trump, Derrick Van Orden Supports Full ACA Repeal
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:
- In 2020, Derrick Van Orden said “the last vestiges of the disastrous Obama Care must be removed, and the free market must set prices.” Unlike Derrick Van Orden’s plan to leave Wisconsinites at the mercy of insurance companies and big pharma, President Biden and Vice President Harris are fighting to lower costs and make health care more accessible. Thanks to the Biden-Harris Administration, millions of working families saved an average of $800 on their health insurance premiums last year.
- 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.”