Chairman Crowley on President Trump’s Intent to Manufacture Uncertainty in U.S. Health Care Markets

May 22, 2017

(Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Trump administration requested a 90-day delay for an ongoing lawsuit to block the cost-sharing reduction payments included in the Affordable Care Act. This delay allows the administration to continue threats to end the required payments, bringing additional uncertainty to insurers that need to calculate rates for next year.

“These payments reduce costs for hardworking families – making it viable for millions of Americans to afford quality health coverage. By threatening to withhold payments each month, President Trump and Republicans are showing their true intent: sabotaging the Affordable Care Act out of political obsession. This is a disastrous course that will put insurance markets at risk and raise premiums.”