October 10, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Overturn Trump Administration’s Expansion of Junk Insurance Plans

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today voted to overturn the Trump Administration’s final “junk insurance” plans rule, which would further destabilize health insurance markets, drive up health care costs for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans, and undermine important consumer protections, including for people with pre-existing conditions. Senate Republicans defeated the effort to overturn the rule.

“The Trump Administration’s junk insurance plans will undermine critical protections for people with pre-existing conditions such as cancer, diabetes, or asthma,” Senator Hassan said. “I am deeply disappointed that my Republican colleagues would not join us in blocking these junk insurance plans, which medical professionals and patients have made clear are harmful to the health and well-being of people across our country. I’ll keep standing up against the Trump Administration’s repeated, reckless efforts to raise health care costs and undermine care for the American people.

As part of her efforts to block this harmful rule, Senator Hassan has spoken out against the Trump Administration’s rule to expand junk health insurance plans, and sent a letter with Senator Shaheen and 45 other colleagues in April calling on the Trump Administration to halt expansion of these health insurance plans. Senator Hassan also cosponsored the Fair Care Act, which would block the rule and guarantee protections for people with pre-existing conditions. 

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