Miami Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen sharply criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments intended to help low-income Americans afford health insurance.
Ros-Lehtinen, a frequent critic of Trump who is retiring in 2018, said late Thursday night on Twitter that “cutting health care subsidies will mean more uninsured in my district.”
“POTUS promised more access, affordable coverage,” Ros-Lehtinen tweeted. “This does opposite.”
Cutting health care subsidies will mean more uninsured in my district. @potus promised more access, affordable coverage. This does opposite.— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) October 13, 2017
Ros-Lehtinen’s Miami-based district has 96,300 people enrolled in Obamacare, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the highest number of enrollments of any congressional district in the country.
“Cost sharing reductions are critical to low income Americans,” Curbelo tweeted. “Congress should guarantee their funding through the appropriations process.”
Cost sharing reductions are critical to low income Americans. Congress should guarantee their funding through the appropriations process.— Carlos Curbelo (@carloslcurbelo) October 13, 2017
Curbelo’s district has 92,500 people enrolled in Obamacare.