Hoyer: GOP Rule Is A Distraction Meant to Obscure GOP’s Failure to Develop a Real Plan to Replace the Affordable Care Act

For Immediate Release:

February 15, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to a proposed rule released this morning by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: 

“This rule is a distraction meant to obscure Republicans’ complete failure to develop a workable plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.  The uncertainty caused by continuing to say they will repeal the Affordable Care Act while making no decisions at all about how to – or whether to – proceed is the leading cause of market instability.  If the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans truly wish to inject greater stability into the health insurance market, they ought to abandon their schemes to repeal the Affordable Care Act without any replacing it.  Instead, they ought to work with Democrats to identify bipartisan ways of strengthening the law and making sure that insurers want to offer marketplace plans at affordable rates in all regions of the country.”  

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