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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Slams Trump for Forcing Americans to Pay More for Healthcare

October 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (October 13, 2017) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments under the Affordable Care Act.

“President Trump’s unilateral latest decision to stop making cost-sharing reduction payments will increase premiums for millions of Americans and will destabilize the marketplaces. The President is dead wrong when he calls these payments ‘bailouts.’ The truth is that they help people with modest means reduce their out-of-pocket healthcare costs. This action hurts the working and middle class Americans that President Trump promised to advocate for. He has now turned his back on them and is using them as a bargaining chip.”

“Congressional Republicans must immediately come to the table and work with Democrats to ensure these vital payments are continued and to make healthcare more affordable.”