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Speaking at World Heath Care Congress, former Secretary Price admitted Republican efforts to sabotage health care would drive up costs for families 

Former Secretary Price: “… there are many, and I’m one of them, who believes that [repealing the individual mandate] actually will harm the pool in the exchange market, because you’ll likely have individuals who are younger and healthier not participating in that market, and consequently, that drives up the cost for other folks within that market.” 

Senator Murray:I’m glad to see former Secretary Price admit the truth, which is that families’ premiums are going up because President Trump and Republicans in Congress have spiked prices with their relentless, partisan health care sabotage.” 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement in response to comments from former Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price admitting that Republican’s health care sabotage efforts would leave families facing higher costs.

“I’m glad to see former Secretary Price admit the truth, which is that families’ premiums are going up because President Trump and Republicans in Congress have spiked prices with their relentless, partisan health care sabotage. People across the country are unfortunately going to start seeing higher rates being filed as soon as this week, and former Secretary Price’s comments make it absolutely clear who families should hold accountable—President Trump and Congressional Republicans.”