Inslee rips Trump’s health care plan

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 12:26pm
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Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement Friday on President Donald Trump’s plan to hike premiums and destabilize our health care system:

“President Trump’s decision to stop making the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments, in accordance with the law, is nothing more than a deliberate and unconscionable sabotage of the personal health care of millions of Americans. It will directly harm middle-class families by hiking their premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs, while creating chaos and instability in the marketplace.

“After months of failed repeal votes in Congress, the president is now clearly determined to repeal health care for millions by executive action. His willingness to threaten the lives of hard-working Americans for political purposes is deeply disturbing.

“I urge Republicans and Democrats in Congress to take immediate action to continue these payments, which help lower costs and increase choices for families across the country. Our nation must reject these blatant attempts at sabotage and develop bipartisan solutions to stabilize our health care system. Our state stands ready to engage in productive conversations toward that goal.”

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