Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D-Jamaica Plain) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to discontinue cost sharing reduction payments:
“Yesterday, President Trump announced his plan to eliminate crucial cost sharing reduction payments, which reduce health care costs for low-income Americans. President Trump’s unilateral action will significantly increase premiums, destabilize the insurance market, and affect over 200,000 residents of the Commonwealth.
“Research has shown that people forego necessary health care services due to cost. These payments are crucial to ensure individuals and families receive the care they need without incurring massive debt. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have been able to access preventative care, lifesaving medication, and behavioral health treatment for the first time.
“The House remains committed to universal health care, and we are proud that our national leadership has expanded health insurance to 98% of the state. We encourage the President and Congress to put aside partisan differences to ensure affordable healthcare coverage for all Americans.”