Kohl campaign: Overnight health care sabotage will increase costs

CONTACT: Rick Coelho, 262-236-6918 (o), 603-978-5775 (c), rick@kohlforcongress.com

Grafton – Late last night, the White House announced that it will immediately end payment of cost sharing reduction (CSR) amounts meant to subsidize insurance for low income Americans. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated in August that elimination of cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments would:
  • Increase gross premiums by 20% in 2018 and 25% in 2020.
  • Increase the federal deficit by $6 billion in 2018 and $26 billion in 2026.
  • Increase the number of Americans living in areas with no insurers participating in the individual market.
The White House is attempting to do by administrative fiat what it has repeatedly failed to do through the legislative process: repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Glenn Grothman has been an active supporter of these repeal efforts, and has remained silent and acquiesced to these latest attempts at sabotage that will hurt people in the 6th District.
“Last night’s decision sent a cruel message to the American people that you are on your own when it comes to health care.” said business executive and non-profit leader Dan Kohl. “At a time when Congress should be coming together to fix what’s not working in healthcare, elected leaders like Glenn Grothman stand by as the Administration takes an axe to the health of the American people. It is unconscionable, and I will spend the next year reminding folks across the 6th District who is responsible.”
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