After Republicans failed to repeal our health care, Donald Trump is threatening to blow up Affordable Care Act coverage and jeopardize care for millions.

In a cynical attempt to force Democrats to negotiate away our health care, Trump said he may withhold payments that lower deductibles and copayments for people who get Affordable Care Act insurance. Our families count on that lower-cost coverage.

In a quote that could have come from The Godfather, Trump was just one step away from saying he’s gonna make us an offer we can’t refuse. “I don’t want people to get hurt,” Trump said, ominously suggesting he wants to use our lives as a political bargaining chip. Our health is being held hostage to advance Trumpcare, a proposal that is a massive giveaway to the ultra-rich.

Trump and the Republicans want to destroy our health care to inflate corporate profits and give tax breaks to billionaires. We need a system that puts people’s health above corporate profits.

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President Donald Trump: Don’t sabotage our health care for political gain and private profits.