Administration refuses to pay cost-sharing to insurance companies.

Gov. John Carney’s statement on President Trump’s decision to end federal cost-sharing reductions that make health insurance and health care affordable for low-income Delawareans:

“President Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing reductions will hurt thousands of low-income Delawareans who use those subsidies to make their health insurance and health care affordable.

Less than three weeks away from the start of open enrollment on Delaware’s Health Insurance Marketplace, the President’s action will lead to thousands of Delawareans deciding that health insurance is no longer affordable for them and their families.

That will lead to more people being uninsured in our state, which eventually means increased premiums for all of us. Ultimately, these changes could lead to insurers deciding to leave the Delaware market.

That’s bad for health care in Delaware, bad for the health of Delawareans and bad for the economy of our state. My administration will work with our Congressional delegation to restore the cost-sharing reductions as soon as possible.”

In a statement, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long said:

“I am deeply disappointed by President Trump's decision to limit coverage options and increase premiums for millions of Americans receiving affordable health care.

His executive order will increase premiums and limit coverage options, ultimately creating an unfair burden for working Delaware families who need coverage the most. We must work together to fight against these policies, and work together to improve upon and expand affordable healthcare options for all Delawareans.”

Coverage of the executive order: CBSnews.com

Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long released the following statement in light of President Trump's Executive Order ending health care cost-sharing reductions, ending affordable healthcare for thousands of Delawareans:

 

“I am deeply disappointed by President Trump's decision to limit coverage options and increase premiums for millions of Americans receiving affordable health care. His executive order will increase premiums and limit coverage options, ultimately creating an unfair burden for working Delaware families who need coverage the most. We must work together to fight against these policies, and work together to improve upon and expand affordable healthcare options for all Delawareans.”