Linda Sánchez Statement on Trump’s Continued Efforts to Jeopardize Health Care Access for Millions

October 13, 2017
Press Release


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to stop critical cost-sharing payments that help working families afford their health care:

“President Trump’s decision to stop the cost-sharing reduction payments that help working families afford their health care is reckless and cruel. Stopping these payments further sabotages the Affordable Care Act by destabilizing health insurance marketplaces and saddling working families with higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs. I urge President Trump and my Republican colleagues to abandon their irresponsible and counterproductive sabotage effort and to work across the aisle to bring down health care costs and build on the progress we’ve made with the ACA, not tear it apart. Working families know we can’t go back to a time when millions more Americans couldn’t access the quality, affordable health care they needed when they needed it the most.”