Democrats slam new Trump health policyWorld | 13 Oct 2017 11:59 am
Congressional Democratic leaders say it will be an act of "vast, pointless sabotage” if President Donald Trump halts payments to insurers under "Obamacare.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reacted Thursday night to news reports that Trump planned to stop the cost-sharing payments.
The Democrats say Trump "has apparently decided to punish the American people for his inability to improve our health care system.” They add that "millions of hard-working American families will suffer just because President Trump wants them to.”
The White House said in a statement Thursday night that the Department of Health and Human Services has determined there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers under the Obamacare law.