Schumer Statement on Trump Administration Request for Delay in Cost Sharing Reduction Payments Lawsuit

May 22, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement following the Trump Administration’s request for a 90 day delay in the cost sharing reduction payments lawsuit:

“Clearly by today’s action and their decision to make the next payment, the White House realizes that eliminating cost sharing reduction payments would cause chaos in the markets, and they would get the blame. Unfortunately, by kicking the can down the road once again, the administration is continuing to sow uncertainty in the markets that will hurt millions of Americans

“Instead of hemming and hawing, they ought to step up to the plate and say once and for all that they will make these payments permanently, which help millions of Americans pay less for their health care.”