Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Further Sabotage the ACA By Ending Cost-Sharing Reduction PaymentsOctober 13, 2017
SHAHEEN: “The American people made it very clear that they didn’t want healthcare repeal, yet President Trump is forcing it on them anyway through sabotage”
(Washington, DC) — Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that it will end cost-sharing reduction payments, which help middle-income to low-income Americans afford health insurance:
“The American people made it very clear that they didn’t want healthcare repeal, yet President Trump is forcing it on them anyway through sabotage,” said Shaheen. “Ending cost-sharing reduction payments is part of a concerted effort by this administration to undermine the Affordable Care Act, and will sow further chaos in healthcare marketplaces. Families in New Hampshire and across the country are going to experience drastic cost increases and loss of coverage because of President Trump’s many actions to erode healthcare reform in this country. It’s absolutely critical that Congress act to stabilize the insurance marketplace and lower costs, and I will continue to work across the aisle to fix this manufactured crisis.”
Following his executive order that dismantles patient protections in the Affordable Care Act, yesterday, Senator Shaheen called on the President to abandon his political agenda to destabilize healthcare marketplaces and to prioritize working with Congress. Senator Shaheen is leading efforts in the Senate to provide marketplace stability by permanently continuing and increasing eligibility for cost-sharing reduction payments. Her bill, the Marketplace Certainty Act, would make cost-sharing reduction payments permanent and expand eligibility to more working Americans.
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