Ending Cost Sharing Reduction(CSR) Payments Will Increase Premiums by 20%, Drive Up Federal Deficit
New Mexico – Today, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Richard Ellenberg called on Steve Pearce to speak out against President Trump’s latest act of health care sabotage that will drive up health care costs for hardworking New Mexico families. Experts say that President Trump’s decision to end Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments will increase health care premiums by around 20% while creating instability in the insurance marketplace and actually costing taxpayers more.
“For too long, Congressman Steve Pearce has put his extreme political ideology ahead of the health and welfare of New Mexico families. We call on him to speak out against President Trump’s latest act of health care sabotage that will drive up costs for people across our state.
“As a member of Congress, Steve Pearce could be leading the way on bipartisan plans to strengthen New Mexico’s health care system. Instead, he has chosen to cozy up to Donald Trump. But now, with affordable coverage for tens of thousands of New Mexico families hanging in the balance, Steve Pearce must put people first and oppose this dangerous decision.”