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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is calling on Washington to end uncertainty in the healthcare market, which led to insurance company Anthem pulling out of the state’s individual health insurance market for 2018. In a statement, Anthem cited uncertainty caused by plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and President Trump’s repeated threats to stop Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) Payments that reduce out-of-pocket costs for Ohioans buying insurance in the individual market as the reasons for their decision to exit the exchanges in Ohio.
“The dangerous game President Trump and Washington politicians are playing just caused 70,000 paying customers in Ohio to lose their insurance and it will continue raising prices for everyone else. It’s got to stop,” Brown said. “We are talking about people’s lives – their ability to get cancer treatment, afford life-saving medicines and take their kids to the doctor. Instead of using working families as bargaining chips and driving up prices across the market, we need to work together to lower costs and make healthcare work better for everyone.”
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