Politics GOP Rep. breaks with Trump: Cutting health care subsidies does 'opposite' of what he promised

16:35  13 october  2017
16:35  13 october  2017 Source:   The Hill

Trump tweets about Obamacare 'imploding' after decision to halt subsidies

  Trump tweets about Obamacare 'imploding' after decision to halt subsidies President says Democrats should call him after his decision to stop Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies because he said the health care law is "imploding." Mr. Trump made the comment early Friday on Twitter, after announcing that he's halting the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments on Thursday night. The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!— Donald J.

Cutting health care subsidies will mean more uninsured in my district. @potus promised more access, affordable coverage. This does opposite .

Trump ran on big health care promises . Donald Trump did not run a wonkish campaign heavily focused on detailed white papers or background briefings with experts. He did , however, make some pretty clear promises on health care policy.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, is slamming President Trump over his plan to slash ObamaCare subsidies. © Joe Raedle, Getty Images Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, is slamming President Trump over his plan to slash ObamaCare subsidies. A Republican lawmaker slammed President Trump's action on health care subsidies on Friday, saying it is the "opposite" of what he promised.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said that cutting key payments to ObamaCare insurers will mean more of her constituents will be uninsured.

"POTUS promised more access, affordable coverage," Ros-Lehtinen tweeted. "This does opposite."

Trump announced on Thursday that he would end subsidies for insurers that sell ObamaCare plans, as part of his efforts to dismantle the health care law after congressional Republicans failed to repeal it this year.

Some states have already threatened to sue the Trump administration over the cuts, known as cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments, which are worth an estimated $7 million.

The president signed an executive order on Thursday directing agencies to take action that many say would undermine ObamaCare by allowing people to purchase cheaper health care plans.


Trump kills key Obamacare subsidies: What it means .
President Trump will no longer fund Obamacare's cost-sharing subsidies. Here's what that means.The administration announced late Thursday night that it would immediately stop supporting the cost-sharing subsidies that reimburse insurers for reducing the deductibles and co-pays of lower-income Obamacare enrollees. Trump has been paying the subsidies on a month-to-month basis, unnerving many insurers.

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