Alternative plans by States undercuts the foundation of the ACA, confuses the public regarding what us covered and what is not and only serves the purpose of discrediting the ACA- something trump and the Republicans have been trying to do. Wealthy people don’t need the ACA. Congress people have the best medical insurance in existence- taxpayer subsidized for life and way better than the best federal employee medical insurance. Republicans have tried repeatedly by legislative and legal challenges to eliminate the pre-existing condition coverage of the ACA since it was adopted- despite their universal claims in the 2018 elections that they had an alternative plan that would ‘absolutely’ cover pre-existing conditions. Where is this plan? Was their ever a plan? This was a bold faced election year lie spouted by every republican that could get their face on camera. Given that history, I cannot trust anything put forward by trump and the publicans to be either truthful or helpful. The ACA is a hard worked platform from which to build a comprehensive coverage for all of us and not for just those who can afford alternatives. It is purposefully being diluted by trump’s directives as a basis for discrediting it. Perhaps you should all get to town-hall meetings with publican reps and ask them what it means when they caucus to discuss “slaying the beast”, particularly those elderly of you who are dependent on the promises made by Social Security.