Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released a statement on the recently announced health care premium increases in Pennsylvania as a result of ongoing attempts by congressional Republicans and the Administration to sabotage our health care system:
“While these rates represent a smaller increase than previous years, premiums are still too high for too many Pennsylvania families. This is a direct result of the ongoing attempts by congressional Republicans and this Administration to sabotage our health care system from day one. Advocates for patients like the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society have called out this sabotage, yet the Administration and congressional Republicans have continued to pursue these destructive policies.
Hours after being sworn into office, President Trump issued executive orders that undermined our health care system. Then, instead of working in a bipartisan way to bring down costs for families, congressional Republicans tried to pass a scheme that would institute an age tax and decimate funding for seniors in nursing homes, individuals with disabilities and children. Republicans in Washington should end their maniacal obsession with undermining our health care system and work in a bipartisan way to bring down costs for families.”