Trump’s Refusal to Make CSR Payments Hurts Californians

Last night Donald Trump decided to no longer fund the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), which will cause millions of Americans to face premiums that skyrocket by as much as 20 percent, create widespread uncertainty and chaos in America’s health care marketplace, and increase the deficit.

Trump and congressional Republicans bear the sole responsibility for the devastation they have inflicted on Californians, 673,104 of whom rely on these CSR payments for quality and affordable health care.

“Republicans have tried time and again to strip away the Affordable Care Act, but Californians and Americans all across the country made their voices heard loud and clear: they want Republicans to keep their hands off their healthcare. Last night Donald Trump turned his back on Californians by ending the cost-sharing reduction subsidies that help make quality healthcare affordable for 673,104 Californians,” said DNC Spokesperson Vedant Patel. “Make no mistake – Trump and his administration are gambling with the lives of millions of people and ushering in disarray in our healthcare system. It’s time for congressional Republicans to stand up to Trump’s recklessness and start working with Democrats to expand and protect healthcare around the country.”