Levin Statement on President Trump’s Decision to End Critical Cost-Sharing Payments

Oct 13, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member, today released the following statement in response to the decision by President Trump to end critical cost-sharing payments:

“President Trump is continuing his hateful efforts to deny or disrupt health coverage for American families. His most recent decision to end needed federal assistance to help reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses will directly increase costs for millions of middle-class and moderate-income families.

“Republicans in Congress have repeatedly rejected efforts by Democrats to prevent the President from taking this reckless step. They bear full responsibility for the consequences of their actions.”

Rep. Levin was Chair of the Ways and Means Committee when the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.