Trump’s Refusal to Make CSR Payments Hurts South Dakotans
Last night Donald Trump decided to no longer fund the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs), which will cause millions of Americans to face premiums that skyrocket by as much as 20 percent, create widespread uncertainty and chaos in America’s health care marketplace, and increase the deficit.
Trump and congressional Republicans bear the sole responsibility for the devastation they have inflicted on South Dakotans, 16,144 of whom rely on these CSR payments for quality and affordable health care.
“Republicans have tried time and again to strip away the Affordable Care Act, but South Dakotans and Americans all across the country made their voices heard loud and clear: they want Republicans to keep their hands off their healthcare. Last night Donald Trump turned his back on South Dakotans by ending the cost-sharing reduction subsidies that help make quality healthcare affordable for 16,144 South Dakotans,” said South Dakota Democratic Party Executive Director Sam Parkinson. “Make no mistake – Trump and his administration are gambling with the lives of millions of people and ushering in disarray in our healthcare system. It’s time for Rep. Kristi Noem and Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to stand up to Trump’s recklessness and start working with Democrats to expand and protect healthcare around the country.”