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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

Rep. Johnson’s statement on Trump’s Decision to End Crucial Cost-Sharing Payments

October 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today released the following statement in response to the decision by President Trump to end critical cost-sharing payments under the Affordable care Act -- $7 billion in annual subsidies to health insurers that allows more than 7 million low-income Americans to afford healthcare coverage:

“Today, Trump continued his crusade against President Obama’s legacy by refusing to pay critical life-saving, cost-sharing subsidies,” said Johnson. “These payments enable more than seven million poor and middle-class Americans in the individual marketplace -- many of them chronically ill -- to purchase affordable health insurance. Along with his Executive Order yesterday that enriches health insurers by authorizing them to sell worthless health insurance policies across state lines, President Trump has delivered a double whammy that dramatically weakens the individual marketplace. His callous and thoughtless actions will cause needless suffering and possible death for the more than seven million Americans who depend on the individual marketplace for affordable health care.”

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