March 20,2018

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Wyden Statement on Republican Health Proposal

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today made a statement following the release of a proposal by congressional Republicans that would have a negative impact on the individual health insurance market:

“Instead of working on a bipartisan basis to improve Americans’ health care, Republicans have embraced Trumpcare and its failed health care ideas of yesteryear,” Wyden said. “Between high-risk pools that isolate people with pre-existing conditions, junk insurance that will let insurance companies trample on consumers’ rights and a massive and unprecedented restriction of a woman’s right to choose in the private market, congressional Republicans laid out their ideological priorities that will limit access to health care and increase premiums.

“While Republicans have walked away from bipartisan compromise for now, there’s still time to drop the poison pills and get to work on putting families first instead of allowing their premiums to skyrocket.”