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Casey, Murray, Wyden, Neal & Pallone Call on Administration to Fund CSR Payments, End Sabotage of Families’ Health Care
Washington, DC- On the heels of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report showing that cutting cost sharing reduction payments (CSR) would spike premiums for the most popular plans offered on the exchanges by 20% next year, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representatives Richard Neal (D-MA) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released a new letter to the Administration calling on them to continue CSR payments in light of the Administration’s threats to end them. In their letter, the Members of Congress lay out the ways the Administration has engaged in sabotage of our nation’s health care system since January.
The Members of Congress wrote, “Most critically, the Administration must commit to permanently making cost-sharing reduction payments, which are essential to supporting individual insurance markets and making health care affordable for hard-working families. Governors, medical providers, patient groups, business leaders, and health insurers have stated that continuing cost-sharing reduction payments is key to the success of the health insurance Marketplaces and is the “most critical action” the Administration could immediately take to help ensure the stability of the health insurance Marketplaces. In recent days, Congressional Republicans have also called on the Administration to continue these payments.”
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