By Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.
President Trump has no problem telling a lie. But last week the President wrote a brazen opinion piece for USA Today on health care that took his lies to a new level. The piece so thoroughly distorted the facts that one has to wonder if there is anyone left in the White House who values the truth.
I know that for many working families the cost of paying medical bills without health insurance can be overwhelming. That is why I pushed to enact the Affordable Care Act, which provides insurance through the federal healthcare marketplace. I’m working to make sure all New Jerseyans are aware of the open enrollment period and what they can do to get covered.
The following op-ed by Rep. Pallone appeared in the Star Ledger on October 25, 2017
In recent weeks we have seen our fellow Americans face severe, record breaking storms causing billions of dollars in damage, destroying homes and tragically, taking lives. As New Jerseyans, we remember the pain and destruction that Sandy caused and know all too well the importance of preparing for the next storm. This is one of my top priorities in Congress.
This week I was deeply saddened when President Trump announced that he would be ending the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. The program ensures that those who came to the United States as children – on average, at age 6 – are able to work and live here without fear of deportation.