Lipinski Applauds Announcement of Bipartisan Senate Agreement That Will Reduce ACA Premiums (October 17, 2017)


Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:

“I’m happy to hear the announcement of a bipartisan Senate agreement that should lead to a 20% reduction in premiums for healthcare plans purchased through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senate plan appears to build off of an agreement that I helped negotiate in July as part of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. The agreement will guarantee cost-sharing reduction payments that President Trump announced on Friday that he would stop. According to the Congressional Budget Office, guaranteeing these payments will mean at least a 20% reduction in premiums and a savings of almost $200 billion of taxpayer money over 10 years. I look forward to seeing the details of the Senate plan to make sure that it is good for all Americans, especially those who rely on the ACA. I will continue to work hard to make healthcare more affordable, and I hope this will be the start of more bipartisan action to help the middle class.”