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New Trump Sabotage Expected to Raise Premiums Even Further

By July 7, 2018No Comments

Trump Gears Up for New Blow to Coverage Protections for People with Pre-existing Conditions

Washington, DC – In response to a Wall Street Journal report that the Trump administration is expected to further drive up rates for consumers by suspending the risk adjustment program, Brad Woodhouse, executive director of Protect Our Care, issued the following statement:

“The Trump administration just keeps pushing their destructive repeal-and-sabotage agenda, no matter the cost to the American people. Following through with this latest act of sabotage could raise rates for all consumers even more — on top of the rate hikes they have already caused — and is without a doubt an escalation in the Trump administration’s war on people with pre-existing conditions. By redistributing funds from plans with ‘lower risk’ enrollees to ‘higher risk’ ones, the risk adjustment program is one important way the Affordable Care Act helps make health coverage affordable for people, particularly those with pre-existing conditions. We urge the Trump Administration to back off of this dangerous and destabilizing plan, and instead begin working on bipartisan solutions to make coverage more affordable.”