Hoyer Statement on the Trump Administration’s Rule Allowing the Sale of Junk Plans

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to sabotage the Affordable Care Act with the announcement of a rule allowing insurance companies to sell junk insurance plans:

“The Trump Administration’s assault on access to affordable health care continues today with the release of this final rule allowing insurers to offer junk insurance plans.  These plans can discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions, deny coverage for basic health benefits such as prescription drugs and emergency room visits, and will lead to skyrocketing premiums for those seeking the kind of coverage many have now.  This piecemeal dismantling of the Affordable Care Act will drive up costs for working families, small businesses, and entrepreneurs, and it will be devastating to those living with chronic health challenges like asthma,diabetes, or cancer. 

“Congress ought to be taking steps to strengthen the nation’s health care system and build on it to help our people and our economy get ahead. Sadly, under these Republican House and Senate majorities, the Congress is doing nothing to counter President Trump’s efforts to turn the clock back and make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans.  Democrats, however, will continue to fight to bring down the cost of health care coverage and out-of-pocket costs for working families.”

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