In response to President Trump’s decision to refuse to pay cost-sharing reduction payments, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:
“Donald Trump is gambling with American lives. By ending cost-sharing reduction subsidies, Trump will cause millions of Americans to face skyrocketing premiums, and a million people will lose their insurance entirely in the next year. Trump and Republicans in Congress will bear sole responsibility for the devastation they inflict on hardworking families.
“The American people believe health care is a right, not a privilege. But with this decision, Trump is betraying their trust and intentionally sending our health care system into chaos. It’s time for Republicans to put an end to Trump’s recklessness and start working with Democrats to protect and expand health care for all Americans.”