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Sen. Murray: “If President Trump follows through on his threats, he will be fully responsible and accountable when Trumpcare-by-sabotage raises premiums for people across the country” 

(Washington, D.C.) –  Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, today released the following statement on President Trump’s continued threats to undermine bipartisan efforts on health care by ending cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers:

“I am encouraged to see Democrats, Republicans, and people across the country coming out against President Trump’s appalling threats to hurt families, raise premiums, and continue destabilizing health care just to score political points,” said Sen. Murray. “President Trump is angry that he couldn’t jam his ‘mean’ Trumpcare bill through the Senate, but he shouldn’t make patients and families pay the price. If President Trump follows through on his threats, he will be fully responsible and accountable when Trumpcare-by-sabotage raises premiums for people across the country. Now that Trumpcare has been rejected in the Senate, I am committed to working with Democrats and Republicans on bipartisan solutions to make health care more affordable, accessible, and higher quality.”