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From the beginning of the debate around passage of the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or “Obamacare”), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has worked to undermine efforts to expand access to better quality healthcare for more Americans and to reduce industry profiteering. From spending more than $100 million on behalf of the big health insurers to oppose the ACA in 2009 and 2010 to undermining the funding sources of the law in 2014, to opposing allowing Medicare to bargain with pharmaceutical companies in order to lower drug prices, the Chamber has consistently sided with giant health insurance corporations and Big Pharma against expanded health care coverage and increased affordability for the American people. The Chamber now looks to capitalize on the election of President Trump and the GOP Congress as an opportunity to repeal the ACA, preferring huge tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy over health insurance for tens of millions of Americans.