Scott Statement on Trump Sabotaging Healthcare for Millions of Americans
Washington, October 13, 2017
Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it will end cost-sharing reduction payments:
“This week, President Trump took unprecedented steps to sabotage healthcare affordability for all Americans.
And last night, hours after Trump signed an executive order undermining the ACA, he struck another blow that will increase premiums and out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans by refusing to pay the ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies. In Georgia, more than 380,000 individuals receive these cost-sharing subsidies. Nationwide, insurers have increased premiums for 2018 by an average 20 percent due to President Trump’s constant threats to end them. However, in Georgia, 2018 premiums will be more than 50 percent higher due to President Trump’s sabotage.
“While my constituents want us here in Washington to work together to make healthcare more affordable, President Trump has spent the week recklessly rolling back coverage for birth control for millions of women, signing an executive order that will increase costs for sicker, older Americans, and ensuring that Americans will pay significantly more for health insurance next year.
“Enough is enough. It is time for the partisan games to end. I call on both my Democratic and Republican colleagues to work together to ensure Americans continue to have access to comprehensive, affordable healthcare. This is not a reality TV show, these are people’s lives.”