Pelosi Statement on Further Disruption from Trump Administration’s Sabotage of Health Care Outreach Funding

Sep 8, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement following reports that the Trump Administration still has not made September’s outreach payments to enrollment groups.  At the end of last month, the Trump Administration announced devastating, last-minute cuts to outreach efforts. 

“The Trump Administration’s cynical disruption of health care outreach is driving layoffs and chaos that will needlessly drive up Americans’ insurance premiums.   

“Interrupting funding for health care outreach efforts will cruelly compound the damage from the Administration’s already devastating cuts, just two months before open enrollment begins.  People are losing their jobs and families are facing higher health costs because of the Trump Administration’s cynical actions.

“The Trump Administration must stop the sabotage and pledge to make the outreach payments retroactive.  Republicans should come together with Democrats to quickly stabilize the marketplaces for 2018, including by guaranteeing Cost Sharing Reduction payments and ensuring Americans looking for affordable coverage know all the options available to them.”

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