Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Further Sabotaging the Health Care System

January 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s  proposed changes to existing health care regulations:

“The administration’s announcement today is disturbingly consistent with an administration clearly hell-bent on sabotaging the health insurance markets and sending premiums soaring for millions of Americans. This regulation is simply a roundabout attempt to allow for the sale of junk insurance, which would actually increase out-of-pocket costs on many Americans, particularly leaving older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions with utterly unaffordable health care costs and fewer choices. Rather than continue to make radical proposals that hurt average Americans and their bank accounts, this administration should work with Democrats and Republicans alike in Congress to pass bipartisan solutions to actually lower health care costs for all Americans.”