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Lipinski Stands with Gov. Hickenlooper, Gov. Kasich, and Bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus to Call for Quick Congressional Action to Make Healthcare More Affordable

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) issued the following statement today at a press conference with Democratic Governor Hickenlooper (CO), Republican Governor Kasich (OH), and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus:

“Governors Hickenlooper and Kasich made the clear case today that Congress needs to act very quickly to prevent health insurance from becoming even less affordable for millions of Americans when ACA premiums lock in for 2018 later this month.  The Problem Solvers Caucus healthcare plan will prevent a 20% increase in premiums for benchmark plans by guaranteeing cost-sharing reduction (CSR) funding and help lower rates an additional 10% with a stabilization fund.  In addition, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that by guaranteeing CSR payments we would prevent a $194 billion increase in our federal debt.  Congress needs to come together to do the right thing for Americans by passing this bipartisan, commonsense plan.”  

The Problem Solvers Caucus is a bipartisan group of 43 members of the House of Representatives dedicated to working together to develop solutions to important issues facing the American people.