Democrats Will Make Sure Americans Know ‘Exactly Who Is To Blame’ For Health Law Premium Hikes, Schumer Says
Republicans counter, saying Americans are now just seeing the "true costs of a terribly flawed Obamacare health system."
Schumer: Dems Will Be 'Relentless' In Attacking GOP For Premium Hikes
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that Democrats are going to be “relentless” in attacking Republicans for looming ObamaCare premium hikes as Democrats seek to harness the issue for the midterm elections. Schumer pointed to proposals that have been released in recent days showing double-digit premium increases for next year, with insurers citing the GOP repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate among the factors driving up premiums. (Sullivan, 5/8)
GOP Chairman In Talks With Trump Officials On More ObamaCare Actions
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) wrote in a recent letter that bipartisan efforts to fix ObamaCare have failed and he is now turning to focus on additional actions the Trump administration can take on its own regarding the health-care law. Alexander worked for months with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on a bipartisan effort to provide funding to bring down ObamaCare premiums, but the effort fell apart in March. Alexander, in a letter to supporters sent Monday and obtained by The Hill, said he does not see any path forward for bipartisanship on the issue. (Sullivan, 5/8)