"Instead of working in a bipartisan manner to reform our healthcare system, President Trump
has chosen to openly sabotage the Affordable Health Act, putting the healthcare of tens of millions of Americans in jeopardy," Cortez Masto said in a statement. "Today's executive order will further destabilize our healthcare system by deregulating association health plans and short-term insurance in order to undercut state health insurance marketplaces. This will send premiums and deductibles skyrocketing, sending the health insurance marketplaces into a death spiral. This comes on top of President Trump
's other malicious efforts to sabotage the ACA, such as threatening to stop cost-sharing reduction payments, slashing the open enrollment period, severely undermining the role of patient navigators, and cancelling important enrollment TV and radio campaigns.