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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on Trump Administration's Final Rule Expanding Junk Health Coverage Plans

August 1, 2018
Press Release

HOUSTON, TX – Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today issued a statement on the Trump administration’s final rule to expand the so-called “short-term, limited duration” insurance plans, which would allow insurance companies to sell health coverage plans that do not comply with the current law nor protect people with pre-existing conditions:

“The Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the first time protected people with pre-existing conditions. Now, the administration wants to roll back the clock by giving insurers the green-light to sell junk plans that will exempt maternity care, mental health care, and prescription drugs from being covered. Repeal of the ACA didn’t happen, but the Republicans’ sabotage of our nation’s health care system continues. These junk plans will syphon off young, healthy people – damaging the ACA marketplaces and leaving everyone else with higher premiums. It is time for the Trump administration to work with Congress to ensure all Americans have access to affordable, comprehensive health coverage.”