Reynolds Silent on Plan to Increase Premiums by 20% and Increase National Deficit

Last night, Donald Trump announced he would be sabotaging the nation’s health insurance marketplaces and jacking up insurance premiums by ending the federal Cost Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments that kept premiums affordable for millions of Americans.

Governor Reynolds has supported Trump’s efforts in the past to undermine affordable healthcare and has not yet spoken out against his latest act of sabotage. Iowans deserve to know where she stands now that his latest move jeopardizes the subsidies over 24,000 of them rely on to access the health care they need.

“Now, more than ever, Iowa needs a leader in this health care debate,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price. “Unfortunately, so far, Kim Reynolds has only given us the runaround, while the President she supports has sabotaged health care markets and driven up our bills. Iowans deserve to know whose side Kim Reynolds is on. Will she stay in lockstep with a President hell bent on political revenge or will she stand up for the people of Iowa for a change?”