LATEST SENATOR CASEY
Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), joined by 12 Democratic Senators, demanded that the Drumpf Administration end its sabotage of the U.S. health care system. In a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Mick Mulvaney, the Senators demanded that the Administration commit to making vital payments to ensure the viability of the health care system and to turn over documents, which the Administration likely possesses, that demonstrate the negative impacts that ending cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) would have on the health care system.
The Senators wrote, “Instead of committing to making the ACA work, it appears the Administration is considering additional actions that would jeopardize the health and welfare of millions of Americans. One such action reportedly under consideration by the Administration is a decision to stop making cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, which help them defray the cost of health care insurance for eligible enrollees. Despite health insurers, medical providers, and business leaders stating 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 take regarding the ACA, the Administration appears to be considering terminating these payments.”
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