Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Health Care Comments

Oct 16, 2017
Press Release

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

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after President Trump held a press availability this afternoon in which he highlighted his decision to end the cost-sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act:

“While President Trump brags about his health care sabotage, hard-working families are suffering.  Just today, the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner announced that the President’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments will spike families’ rates by 30 percent.  Yet, the President promises to double down on his spiteful campaign to increase Americans’ health costs and make the health care system fail.

“As the bipartisan Alexander-Murray discussions draw closer to an agreement, Democrats remain ready to work with Republicans to move quickly to stabilize the insurance marketplaces and lower costs for families.  It is long past time for the President to stop the sabotage, and focus on bringing affordable, quality care to the American people.” 

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