Hoyer Press Staff Blog

Blog posts from the press staff of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer

August 10, 2017

As part of the Trump Administration's ongoing efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services has now abandoned outreach and education campaigns specifically aimed at helping millions of Latinos sign up for health insurance.

August 10, 2017

Make no mistake, as health insurers set prices for 2018 coverage, the uncertainty caused by President Trump and Congressional Republicans is having an impact on consumers. 

August 8, 2017

While President Trump is playing games with cost sharing reduction payments, insurance commissioners are becoming increasingly frustrated by what the uncertainty means for consumers: higher costs and loss of coverage.

August 7, 2017

Health care, tax reform, passing a budget, funding the government, paying our nation’s bills… on issue after issue, Republicans are deeply divided. For the past seven months, they’ve pursued partisanship and it has yielded virtually no legislative accomplishments.

August 3, 2017

It's not just Democrats who oppose Scott Garrett's nomination to lead the Export-Import Bank, the very agency that Garrett voted to shut down and sought to dismantle.

August 2, 2017

Today, at an event announcing his latest anti-immigrant plan, President Trump went on another tangent about his prowess in guiding the stock market to new highs—but he left out some important context. 

July 28, 2017

While it may be the middle of the night, the Congressional Budget Office is here to help us shine a light on the harmful effects of Skinny Repeal:

 
July 27, 2017

Hey Senate GOP, the American Medical Association has a stern warning for you. 

July 27, 2017

As Senate Republicans prepare to vote on their “skinny repeal” plan, just a quick reminder that there have been no hearings, no mark-up, and no opportunity for the public to review the legislation (or, really, even Senators for that matter, since the text was only just released...).

July 27, 2017

Those are some great Floor remarks you are giving right now, but what happened to taking our time to get legislation right?

July 27, 2017

Hey Leader McConnell, remember saying this in  2009? Thought we'd refresh your memory tonight...

July 27, 2017

Note to Senate Republicans: willing to do ≠ will do. The Speaker’s latest statement doesn’t seem like much of an assurance.

15%
July 27, 2017

In case insurers, doctors, and patient advocates speaking out aren’t enough to convince Senate Republicans to abandon repeal efforts, here’s a new Economist/YouGov poll, which found that only 15% of Americans believe they’re better off under #TrumpCare. And a helpful chart, courtesy of Roll Call:

July 27, 2017

Another organization -- the American Academy of Family Physicians -- is speaking out against the "skinny repeal" plan. Here are the key points: 

July 27, 2017

A very important reminder for Senate Republicans who are asking for “assurances” that they can pass the “skinny repeal” bill and go to conference with the House: going to conference does not mean that skinny repeal won’t be the final product.

July 27, 2017

But if it’s a disaster and a fraud, why would you vote for it?

July 27, 2017

For our Senate Republican friends who don’t want to see “skinny repeal” become law

July 27, 2017

The moment when the legislation you wrote and are trying to pass is so bad that you don’t want it to become law:

July 27, 2017

The American Cancer Society did not mince words on “skinny repeal,” and neither will we. Today, they issued a statement urging Senate Republicans to abandon the plan, which would kick cancer patients and survivors off coverage and increase costs

July 27, 2017

Senate Republicans’ “skinny repeal” plan has been tried before by several different states, and while we hate to spoil the ending, it didn’t expand coverage or lower costs.

July 27, 2017

For anyone who is dismissing the idea that the House won’t just pass “skinny repeal” rather than going to conference, they should take a look at what House Republicans have to say about it. 

July 27, 2017

To our earlier point – Senate Republicans should be very aware that House Republicans are ready to just pass “skinny repeal” and not go to conference:

July 27, 2017

Every Senate Republican thinking about supporting “skinny repeal” ought to be worried, too. 

July 27, 2017

Insurers oppose “skinny repeal,” and so do doctors. From the American Medical Association: 

July 27, 2017

For Senate Republicans who are paying attention, it’s clear that “skinny repeal” isn’t a health care solution at all.

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