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Senator Murray joins the vast majority of the medical community including groups representing doctors, nurses, and patients in opposing new Trump Administration health care sabotage 

Senator Murray: “Let’s be clear—this policy has nothing to do with patients and everything to do with appealing to extreme Republican donors and special interests” 

(Washington, D.C.)  – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, issued the following statement on the expected finalization of a new Trump Administration rule to further sabotage patients’ health care. The vast majority of health care stakeholders agree this new regulation will further undermine access to care for people with pre-existing conditions, destabilize markets, and raise premiums in the individual marketplaces.

“In pursuing these damaging policies, President Trump is ignoring people from across the country and across the political spectrum—patients, doctors, insurance commissioners, and medical experts—who all agree this latest act of sabotage will make health care in our country worse by undermining access to care for people with pre-existing conditions, destabilizing markets, and driving up costs.

“Let’s be clear—this policy has nothing to do with patients and everything to do with appealing to extreme Republican donors and special interests—and it has got to stop. Every Republican in Congress who truly cares about families’ health should join Democrats in opposing these rules, start working with us immediately to roll back President Trump’s reckless health care sabotage, and stop him from driving up patient costs any further.”