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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on President Trump’s Healthcare Executive Order

October 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Representative Gene Green, Ranking Member of the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the statement below on President Trump’s actions to sabotage the Affordable Care Act and healthcare markets:

“If President Trump really wanted to lower premiums in the individual market and encourage participation and competition among insurers, he would fully fund the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments and give insurers long-term certainty. The Executive Order that he proposed today could lead to many association health plans being exempted from core ACA requirements like the coverage of certain essential health benefits, exposing consumers to junk plans and likely destabilizing the markets. From slashing funding for the Open Enrollment outreach to threatening to stop CSR payments to insurers, this Executive Order is just the latest step President Trump has taken to harm Americans by sabotaging the Affordable Care Act. I urge the President and the Republican Majority to quit the sabotage and work with Democrats to improve the ACA though bipartisan solutions.”