LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
Donnelly Statement on CBO Score on Effects of Terminating Cost-Sharing Payments Under the Affordable Care Act
Granger, Ind. – U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of how premiums would increase if the Administration ends cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments under the Affordable Care Act.
Donnelly said, “Today’s non-partisan CBO report confirms again that ending CSR payments would raise premiums and increase the deficit. As I’ve said before, this is about the health and financial-well being of millions of Hoosiers and Americans. It is critical the Administration not harm our families or take further actions to undermine our health care system. I continue to stand ready to work with my colleagues to stabilize the markets and make health care more affordable.”
Donnelly recently wrote a letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), urging the Administration to make a public commitment to continue cost sharing reduction payments (CSR), which lower consumers’ deductibles and co-pays. Donnelly previously partnered with Verma to establish Indiana’s bipartisan HIP 2.0 program through the health care law.