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Donald J. Trump
We're going to see the bipartisan. And Lamar Alexander is working on it very hard from our side. And if something can happen, that's fine. But I won't do anything to enrich the insurance companies because right now the insurance companies are being enriched. They've been enriched by ObamaCare like nothing anybody has ever seen before.feedback
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Donald J. Trump, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Affordable Care Act. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 534 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 1307 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Donald J. Trump is: “We're going to see the bipartisan. And Lamar Alexander is working on it very hard from our side. And if something can happen, that's fine. But I won't do anything to enrich the insurance companies because right now the insurance companies are being enriched. They've been enriched by ObamaCare like nothing anybody has ever seen before.”.
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Mario Molina - Molina Healthcare

The notion that this is a market-driven phenomenon is ridiculous. This is Donald Trump monkeying around with health insurance, which is something he doesn't understand.feedback

Mario Molina - Molina Healthcare

The president has used this as a club, and he has been beating up the industry with this. It's an even bigger effect than it would have been because of the president's behavior.feedback

Robert Laszewski

If your definition of market stability is an efficient pool giving people the lowest possible rate base, we aren't even in sight. But is there a death spiral? There isn't a death spiral because the subsidies keep the subsidized people in the pool.feedback

Adam Pittler - UPMC Health Plan

We're about able to keep those increases below medical trend. I think carriers have much more experience with this population. The risk pool itself is stabilizing.feedback

Mario Molina - Molina Healthcare

If this was a normal world, where everything was working, you would have single-digit rate increases.feedback

Craig Garthwaite

We have just not done a good job of getting healthier higher income people into the ACA. I have grown increasingly pessimistic that we'll have the non-group market that I thought the ACA would be.feedback

David Anderson

The biggest difference, I believe, is you would have an administration actively interested in making things work and work over the long term.feedback

Larry Levitt

While there clearly were problems with the law's original design, the market has been stabilizing and insurers are now mostly profitable in the ACA marketplace. The problems going forward are now largely a result of uncertainty sowed by the Trump administration.feedback

Kim Cepullio - UPMC Health Plan

For us, our population is starting to stabilize. The elimination of the CSRs has a big impact on our rates next year.feedback

David Anderson

We probably would be seeing rate filings for 2018 … between 5 to 10 percent, on average.feedback

Robert Laszewski

We've got this laundry list of things he has done that has clearly made it worse than if Hillary Clinton were president.feedback

Mario Molina - Molina Healthcare

I think at this point, the experience factor in all of this has improved a lot. Actuaries feel much more comfortable about who the patients are, what services they need.feedback

John Connley

It's a pretty standard 80/20 plan with a 20 percent coinsurance, and $1,000 deductible. I added dental and vision and it cost me about $150 a month. If I go into (an ACA) compliant plan they're in the high $300s, roughly $400 a month, for the same plan.feedback

Caroline Pearson - Avalere Health

With all of the changes from the president … there is a lot of market instability and premiums are going to rise considerably, so there may be more unsubsidized people that are going to be looking to see what their other coverage options are. This represents an appealing potential business opportunity (for insurers), which might make them push harder to get uptake, including stronger incentives for brokers.feedback

John Connley

I'd rather stay out of the government insurance, and I can keep that money in my pocket through the year.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It will get us over the immediate hump. It is a short-term solution so that we don't have this very dangerous little period.feedback

John Barrasso

I appreciate what the president has done in terms of executive orders to get the premiums down. Under Obamacare, we knew that premiums were going to go up again significantly this year, because of the way the law was passed.feedback

Bradley Byrne

From what we've been told, there's very little real reform. I don't think this is going to fly.feedback

Lamar Alexander

We've been stuck for seven years on individual market health care insurance. That only affects about 6 percent of Americans, but every one of them is important.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

The compromise from Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would provide states with greater flexibility under the Affordable Care Act in exchange for authorizing cost-sharing reduction payments known as CSRs for two years. Those payments help offset deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers who obtain insurance under the ACA.feedback

Chris Condeluci

The inflexibility on the plan design is contrary to what many conservative Republicans have been calling for, which leads me to believe this might find some resistance among conservatives in the House as well as in the Senate.feedback

Robert Laszewski

Ironically, it is these unsubsidized folks who have complained the loudest about Obamacare's big premiums and deductibles. They will now have even more to complain about.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Money pouring into Insurance Companies profits, under the guise of ObamaCare, is over. Obamacare is finished, it's dead, it's gone … there is no such thing as Obamacare anymore.feedback

Lamar Alexander

In my view, this agreement avoids chaos, and I don't know a Democrat or a Republican who benefits from chaos.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

President Trump's abrupt move to cut these subsidies is reckless, dangerous, - and illegal. These payments are vital to thousands of New Yorkers and millions of Americans who rely on them to afford their health care. Yet President Trump is using those families as political pawns, putting their lives at risk to advance his own partisan agenda. We won't stand for it – and we're moving to block these dangerous cuts before they do any more harm.feedback

Donald J. Trump

ObamaCare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. You shouldn't even mention it, it's gone. There is no such thing as ObamaCare anymore. It is a – and I said this years ago – it's a concept that couldn't have worked.feedback

Donald J. Trump

ObamaCare is a broken mess. Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!feedback

Doug Andres

The speaker does not see anything that changes his view that the Senate should keep its focus on repeal and replace of Obamacare.feedback

Tom Cole

None of our guys voted for Obamacare. They're not very interested in sustaining it.feedback

Matthew Rosendale

My department was advised by both companies just months ago, that with or without CSR payments, they would be able to honor the rates they provided to us and the public. Today, by their actions, they inform me that was not true.feedback

Chuck Schumer

The president had been sabotaging [ObamaCare] and the agreement would undo much of that sabotage. So overall we are very pleased with this agreement.feedback

Patty Murray

We are ironing out a few of the last details right now but I am very optimistic that we will be able to make an announcement with all the details very soon.feedback

John Thune

I think he wanted to create a forcing action to get Congress to do something. He was trying to trigger action by Congress.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I want them to say, Merry Christmas. Everybody. Happy New Year. Happy Holidays. But I want Merry Christmas. It's happening already. You know it. You know it's happening again.feedback

Donald J. Trump

So we're going a little different route. … [I]n the end, it's going to be just as effective. Obamacare is dead. It's finished. It's gone.feedback

Dan Holler

A deal that helps people sign up for Obamacare when Obamacare should be repealed doesn't sound encouraging.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The gravy train ended the day I knocked out the insurance companies' money, which was last week. Hundreds of millions of dollars a month handed to the insurance companies for very little reason. Believe me. I want the money to go with the people. I want the money to go to poor people that need it. I want the money to go to people that need proper health care, that need proper health care. Not to insurance companies, which is where it's going as of last week. I ended that.feedback

Mitch McConnell

The goal is to get it done this calendar year. But it is important to remember that Obama signed Obamacare in March of Year Two. Obama signed Dodd-Frank in July of Year Two.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I'm wondering, at this point, what is your health care plan, sir? Well if you look, ah, insurance companies, and you take a good strong look at the numbers, you'll see since the formation of Obamacare they're up 400 percent, 450 percent, 250 percent, 300 percent – they've made a fortune, the insurance companies.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Obamacare is dead. I predicted that a long time ago. We feel we have the votes. As soon as we're finished with taxes, John, we feel we have the votes to get block grants into states, where the states can much better manage this money and much better take care of the people, rather than the federal government.feedback

Lance Wilkes - Sanford Bernstein

It's not a high-margin business for the managed care companies, but it's a steady one and it has been a growing one.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They have given them, you could almost call it, a payoff. And it's a disgrace. I'm never going to get campaign contributions, I guarantee you that, from the insurance companies. But a lot of other people got them. If you look at the Democrats, take a look at that. We want to take care of poor people; we want to take care of people that need help with health care.feedback

Ken Provencher

The great ironic thing is that we actually struggled in the individual market in the first three years of the ACA and constantly refined our strategy. In 2017, we've actually seen some stability. We feel like we're in a reasonably comfortable place to offer coverage to the market.feedback

Jake Sunderland - Department of Consumer & Business Services

We've been preparing for this type of action since the day the administration hinted it might happen. We'd already done the math and had a pretty good idea of what increase would be necessary to compensate for the missing funding.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think we'll have a short-term fix with Republicans and Democrats getting together.feedback

Donald J. Trump

He did not provide details. Last week, the Republican president said he would stop Obamacare's federal subsidy payments to insurers, which are designed to help lower-income people afford health insurance.feedback

Donald J. Trump

And I'm pleased the Democrats have finally responded to my call for them to take responsibility for their Obamacare disaster and work with Republicans to provide much-needed relief to the American people. While I commend the bipartisan work done by Senators Alexander and Murray – and I do commend it – I continue to believe Congress must find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to insurance companies. It's a short-term solution. The solution will be for about a year or two years and it will get us over this intermediate hump.feedback

Brian Tanquilut - Jefferies

Hospitals will avoid a potential spike in bad debt and charity care next year. This is obviously a good step. It's bipartisan and guaranteed for two years.feedback

Lamar Alexander

He said he doesn't want people to be hurt during these next two years by the possibility of rising premiums, or by not being able to buy insurance.feedback

Daniel Hemel

Trump’s latest attack threatens state exchanges. If states sue, they’ll win.feedback

Lindsey Graham

The president is not going to continue to throw good money after bad, give $7 billion to insurance companies unless something changes about Obamacare that would justify it. It's got to be a good deal.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!feedback

Donald J. Trump

We'll have a long-term fix. Most people know that's going to be a very good form of health insurance.feedback

Donald J. Trump

When the premiums go up, that has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that we had poor health care, delivered poorly, written poorly, approved by the Democrats. It was called Obamacare. But I think we'll have a short-term fix, and then we'll have a long-term fix, and that will take place probably in March or April. We will have a very solid vote. It'll be probably 100 percent Republican, no Democrats, but most people know that's gonna be a very good form of health insurance.feedback

Susan Collins

But there's no doubt that this president's been extremely unconventional in his approach and that has caused more chaos than I think is good for our country and for our relationship with both our allies and our enemies. I would urge the president to remember that every single word that he says matters. What the president is doing is affecting the ability of vulnerable people to receive health care right now.feedback

Doug Ommen

What we are trying to address is a really large number of people being priced out.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I hope that we can get a deal between Senator Alexander and Patty Murray that would allow us to continue the payments, but get reform.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think the Democrats will be blamed for the mess. This is an Obamacare mess. Obamacare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. It's no longer – don't – you shouldn't even mention it. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. When the premiums go up, that has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that we had poor health care delivered poorly, written poorly, approved by the Democrats.feedback

Donald J. Trump

With these actions … We are moving toward lower costs and more options in the health care market, and taking crucial steps toward saving the American people from the nightmare of Obamacare.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Obamacare is finished, it's dead. It's gone. It's no longer … you shouldn't even mention it. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. This will direct [agencies] to take action to increase competition, increase choice, and increase access to lower-cost, high-quality health-care options. This will cost the United States virtually nothing, and people will have great, great health care.feedback

Susan Collins

I'm very concerned about what the impact is going to be for people. I do believe that.feedback

Donald J. Trump

That's not going to people; that's making insurance companies rich . That money is going to insurance companies to prop up their stock price.feedback

Lindsey Graham

Yeah, if we don't, we're dead. You're going to ask me about Bannon, so I'll just go and ask myself. Mitch McConnell's not our problem. Our problem is that we promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we failed. We promised to cut taxes and we have yet to do it. If we're successful, Mitch McConnell's fine. If we're not, we're all in trouble. We lose our majority and I think President Trump will not get re-elected. He's a symptom of a problem. Bannon can't beat us if we're successful. And if we're not successful, it doesn't matter who tries to beat us, they'll be successful.feedback

Ted Cruz

If we do nothing, if tax reform crashes and burns, if on Obamacare nothing happens, we could face a bloodbath. I think we have the potential of seeing a Watergate-style blowout.feedback

Paul Ryan

Under our Constitution, the power of the purse belongs to Congress, not the executive branch. Today's decision by the Trump administration to tend the appeal of that ruling preserves a monumental affirmation of Congress' authority and the separation of powers.feedback

Lindsey Graham

Mitch McConnell's not our problem. Our problem is that we promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we failed. We promised to cut taxes and we have yet to do it. If we're successful, Mitch McConnell's fine. If we're not, we're all in trouble. We lose our majority and I think President Trump will not get re-elected [in 2020].feedback

Nancy Pelosi

I fully intend to use every possibility. Well, why are you putting that on us? They have the majority in the House and the Senate and the president's signature. They have the power to keep government open.feedback

Susan Collins

I'm very concerned about what the impact is going to be for people. The funding that is available under the cost-sharing reductions is used to subsidize their out-of-pocket costs. And if they can't afford their deductible, then their insurance is pretty much useless. I do believe that.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

I wonder if he even knows what that path is, because, from what he says, it doesn't sound like he has knowledge, knows the facts.feedback

Lindsey Graham

If we don't cut taxes and we don't eventually repeal and replace Obamacare, then we're going to lose across the board in the House in 2018. And all of my colleagues running in primaries in 2018 will probably get beat. It will be the end of Mitch McConnell as we know it. So this is a symptom of a greater problem. If we do cut taxes and we do repeal and replace Obamacare, it doesn't matter what Bannon [will] do because we'll win. We promised to cut taxes and we have yet to do it. If we're successful, Mitch McConnell's fine. If we're not, we're all in trouble.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

This is the equivalent of health-care arson. He is literally setting the entire healthcare system on fire just because the president is upset that the United States Congress won't pass a repeal bill.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Sadly, instead of working to lower health costs for Americans, it seems President Trump will singlehandedly hike Americans' health premiums.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

This is an effort to blow up the system. We're not going to let him do it. We will be in court to defend these subsidies and fight this decision with everything we've got.feedback

Ross Barkan

Trump’s most dramatic move yet to dismantle Obamacare will punish many of the poor people who voted for him and the rest who didn’t. Whenever talk turns to Donald Trump’s enemies, the Democrats and the media are always assumed to be at the top of his hit list. This is a man, after all, who cries out “Fake News!” almost as often as he draws breath.feedback

John Baackes

What it adds up to me is a gross dereliction of duty. The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land and the cost-reduction subsidies are part of that. Even if there's a lawsuit about it, it should still be honored until the last appeal is exhausted. I thought they took oaths to uphold the law of the land. They're just flaunting it now.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

Trump's decision to stop ACA payments is nuclear grade bananas, a temper tantrum that sets the entire health system on fire. My god.feedback

Jim Cramer

Since UnitedHealth had already pulled out of the Obamacare exchanges, I'm tempted to say it's a buy into weakness. However, we really don't know. The situation's gotten murky. So I'd rather wait until we get more information. This is a must-listen-to conference call. Will Procter be able to maintain better-than-average growth, as it's been doing the last few quarters, or did the proxy take their eye off the ball? We're going to find out.feedback

Xavier Becerra

In one week, the Trump Administration has re-opened the door to 'junk' health insurance plans and cut off access to contraception for millions of women. Now they're refusing to comply with federal law in a way that will hike the cost of care for millions of Americans by withholding critical subsidies that make care more affordable.feedback

Kathleen Sebelius

We're not playing a game here. This is really people's lives ... we're talking about your health, your kids' health and your parents' health. I think there's no question it will cause some insurers to rethink, potentially, being in the market at all, and it causes huge rate increases. In the 19 reddest states.feedback

Chuck Schumer

Republicans in the House and Senate now own the health-care system in this country from top to bottom, and their destructive actions, and the actions of the president, are going to fall on their backs.feedback

Chuck Schumer

In this, politically, he's in much worse shape than we are. So I don't think he has much leverage to threaten or bully.feedback

Brian Sandoval

It's going to hurt people. It's going to hurt kids. It's going to hurt families. It's going to hurt individuals. It's going to hurt people with mental health issues. It's going to hurt veterans. It's going to hurt everybody.feedback

Joseph Antos

It would resolve so many problems all at once that it makes your head spin that Congress didn't do this in January.feedback

Sabrina Corlette

It's hard to know how this is going to play out. Either way, it's incredibly disruptive and will cause mass consumer confusion and anxiety.feedback

Larry Levitt

The timing of this really could not have been worse for the stability of the market.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress – they've forgotten what their pledges were. So we're going a little different route, but you know what, in the end it will be just as effective and maybe it will even be better. In the last 10 months we have followed through on one promise after another. I didn't have a schedule, [but] if I did have a schedule, I would say we are substantially ahead of schedule.feedback

Sheryl Skolnick - Mizuho Securities

Whatever the politics or policy behind this, the effect of the order is likely to be profoundly destabilizing, disruptive and potentially materially damaging to hospitals and those exchange plans are still required to offer benefits despite the loss of the CSR payment.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We got weak inspections for no more than a short term and temporary delay in Iran's path to nuclear weapons. The previous administration lifted sanctions just before what would have been total collapse of Iranian regime. Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance companies has stopped. Dems should call me to fix!feedback

Susan Collins

Republican leaders made the same mistake Democrats made in passing the ACA without a single Republican vote.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Seven years ago, congressional Democrats broke the American health care system by forcing the Obamacare nightmare onto the American people. And it has been a nightmare.feedback

Robert Laszewski

What we've got going on here is a shuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic I think. It can help some people but at the direct cost of others who are left behind.feedback

Sarah Sanders

The bailout of insurance companies through these unlawful payments is yet another example of how the previous administration abused taxpayer dollars and skirted the law to prop up a broken system.feedback

Chet Burrell - CareFirst

It's a deliberate pattern. With active sabotage, this makes it more unstable.feedback

Mike Kreidler

I am going to be doing my darnedest to reassure them.feedback

Mike Kreidler

It just continues that drumroll of uncertainty.feedback

Michael F. Neidorff - Centene

It's going to be business as usual. We've stepped in and covered bare markets.feedback

Michael F. Neidorff - Centene

The world knows what his message has been from the beginning. They want to unwind the Affordable Care Act.feedback

Alex Feldvebel

We're feeling pretty O.K. here that this will not throw everything into a cocked hat.feedback

Eric T. Schneiderman

Hundreds of thousands of New York families rely on the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for their healthcare–and again and again, President Trump has threatened to cut off these subsidies to undermine our healthcare system and force Congress to the negotiating table. That's unacceptable. This summer, the courts granted our intervention to defend these vital subsidies and the quality, affordable healthcare they ensure for millions of families across the country. Our coalition of states stands ready to sue if President Trump cuts them off.feedback

Mark Walker

Under no circumstance should Congress attempt to expand Obamacare by cutting a check for President Obama's bailout of insurance companies. Instead, Congress must fulfill the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare with high-quality, patient-centered health care.feedback

Ron Williams

I would probably back off and avoid a rush to judgment on what we're actually going to see.feedback

Joe Crowley

This is a last-ditch effort by President Trump to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, despite desperate pleas from Americans for Republicans to join with Democrats to improve health care in this country. This executive order is not a solution, it's just another way for President Trump to sabotage Americans' health care.feedback

Ron Williams

I don't think we're going to see changes that would do away with fundamental access to health care.feedback

Ceci Connolly

Instead, it would draw younger and healthier people away from the [Obamacare] exchanges and drive additional plans out of the market. In turn, premiums would continue to increase, threatening the security of affordable coverage for millions of working families.feedback

Randy Johnson - US Chamber of Commerce

Businesses – especially small businesses – continue to struggle to provide health care coverage that their employees value and can afford. We appreciate the administration's efforts to expand access to more coverage options, lower premiums, and offer greater benefit flexibility.feedback

Dave Ratner - National Retail Federation

Large companies with thousands of employees have their own plans but a small business like mine can't possibly negotiate rates close to what they can get. By letting associations negotiate for their members, small businesses will finally be able to take advantage of better rates their employees can afford and provide better coverage in the process.feedback

Xavier Becerra

It should come as no surprise that California is prepared to fight in court to protect affordable healthcare for its people. We're heading in a different direction.feedback

Robert Laszewski

But it is a pretty hollow order since he is only ordering the relevant cabinet departments to consider issuing new regulations. The details he leaves to his administration with this executive order are daunting.feedback

Robert Laszewski

Every healthy person that leaves a state individual or small employer risk pool because of them means that the cost of the existing state-run pool has to go up by that much. Overall, there is no reduction in costs, only a shifting of costs from the healthiest to the sickest.feedback

Robert Laszewski

We have had bills pending in the Congress off and on for more than 20 years that would have created association health plans. In those years, Republican Congress' could not pass the legislation. Now, he thinks what we all thought had to be done through legislation is something his administration can suddenly do via regulation? Any such controversial regulations will surely be challenged by state-run insurance exchanges and state insurance regulators who will certainly be harmed by association health insurance pools that will attract healthy people from existing state-run pools.feedback

Robert Laszewski

This order would reverse that. Instead of actually decreasing the cost of health insurance, the Trump executive order would just offer the market the illusion of lower costs by charging the healthier less but the sickest more.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday intended to allow small businesses and potentially individuals to buy a long-disputed type of health insurance that skirts state regulations and Affordable Care Act protections.feedback

Amelia Haviland

Between having children and general OB/GYN needs, adult working women are much more likely to interact with the health-care system than men.feedback

Jennifer Benz

Women are more acutely concerned about their own health-care needs and that of their families, so it makes sense that that would extend to women business owners' concerns about their employees. In our work serving Fortune 500 companies, we know that reaching the female spouse is key to getting male employees and families engaged in their health.feedback

Sophia Bland

There are such a vast number of plan options out there that it takes a tremendous amount of time to peruse them and find the right plan for our company. With a business like ours that employs workers from a large variety of backgrounds, it's extremely difficult to implement a benefits strategy that appeals to all demographics and ages.feedback

Amelia Haviland

It could be that there are gender differences where women small-business owners are more likely to be empathetic about their employees' health-care needs than male business owners. Certainly, differences in empathy have been well documented between genders.feedback

Arthur Tacchino

The implications in the short-term are practically nothing. [Obamacare] premiums have already been set by carriers for 2018. They won't change them now because of an executive order with no detailed regulations.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're going to have great healthcare across state lines...It will cost the government nothing. I don't know, people say 30 percent, some people say 25 percent and some people say it could be 50 percent. It's going to cover a large percentage of the people that we're talking about. Take care of a big percentage of the people that we're talking about, too.feedback

Larry Levitt

This executive order is good for healthy people (while they're healthy) and bad for sick people. Only question is the extent of the effect.feedback

Linda J. Blumberg

When they have health problems, they may get very nasty surprises. It can be very problematic.feedback

Linda J. Blumberg

One of the central goals of the ACA was to spread risk, so they have healthcare when they need it. This is going in the absolute opposite direction.feedback

Linda J. Blumberg

If something is marketed to them as health insurance that's as good as something from a large employer, and it's hard for them to figure out what's in there, then they buy it and figure out their physical therapy isn't covered once they get cancer mid-year.feedback

Donald J. Trump

(Consumers) will have so many options. This will cost the United States government virtually nothing, and people will have great, great healthcare. And when I say people, I mean by the millions and millions.feedback

Dirk Van Dongen

Small to midsize businesses have very little leverage in the insurance market. Anything that allows them to amalgamate their purchasing power will be helpful.feedback

Topher Spiro

By siphoning off healthy individuals, these junk plans could cannibalize the insurance exchanges. For older, sicker people left behind in plans regulated under the Affordable Care Act, premiums could increase.feedback

Mike Kreidler

Two employers in an association can be charged very different rates, based on the medical claims filed by their employees.feedback

Katherine Hempstead

The easier you make it not to buy comprehensive coverage, the harder you make it to buy comprehensive coverage.feedback

Andrew Bremberg

This is the beginning of the actions the administration will take to provide relief to Americans.feedback

Peter Lee - Microsoft Research

Covered California worked hard to come up with a plan that ensures a stable market and protects as many consumers as possible from an unnecessary price hike. While some consumers will face higher costs than expected this year unrelated to the CSR surcharge, they can still shop for a better deal to reduce the impact of their surcharge.feedback

Lori Lodes

I don't actually think that's possible anymore. I really do think what they want to be able to do is come out on December 16 and say, See, we told you Obamacare is imploding; it's failing. When the reality is they are going to be responsible because of the decisions they've made to undermine open enrollment.feedback

Lori Lodes

There is no way that anything we do or anyone else does can fill the footprint of what the admin should be doing. They were unable to get repeal passed through the Congress, so they really seem intent to do everything they can do to make sure open enrollment is not successful.feedback

Kathleen Sebelius

They're either the least familiar or they are the healthiest. Either way, they either don't know or don't believe they need or want health insurance. For somebody to suggest that there is no persuasion needed is just nuts.feedback

Lori Lodes

What that means over the long term is the health of the marketplace is at risk.feedback

David Anderson

The last person to sign up is probably the healthiest person to sign up.feedback

Lori Lodes

There is no doubt that the actions by the administration will mean that fewer people get covered.feedback

Lori Lodes

There is a difference knowing Obamacare is the law and knowing what you should do with that information, between knowing you need to sign up in this finite period of time or you do not get health coverage.feedback

Mike Kreidler

It would have a very negative impact on the markets. Our state is a poster child of what can go wrong. Association health plans often shun the bad risks and stay with the good risks.feedback

Craig Garthwaite

There's a general belief that at every turn the federal government is going to create regulations to hurt rather than help the markets. It unwinds the ability of people with pre-existing conditions to get insurance under the ACA.feedback

Timothy Jost

It's a decision to abandon a number of key principles of the Affordable Care Act.feedback

Joel Ario

You still have some real problems from the perspective of making sure low-income people can afford coverage.feedback

Donald J. Trump

If we made a temporary deal, I think it would be a great thing for people, but it's really up to him. Obamacare is a disaster. The numbers are out. It's exploding like I said it would. So basically, if we could do a one-year deal or a two-year deal as a temporary measure, you'll have block granting ultimately to the states, which is what the Republicans want. That really is a repeal and replace.feedback

Ilyse Hogue

Birth control is the key to our ability to stay healthy, take care of our planned families, and contribute to our communities and society. Giving our bosses decision-making power over whether and which birth control we can have goes the extra mile to be destructive and demeaning.feedback

Brenna Smith - Reynolds

The federal government recently deemed Iowa's Stopgap Measure application complete and is currently conducting a 30 day public comment period that ends October 19. We are working with the White House and CMS to approve Iowa's Stopgap Measure in a timely manner to relieve 72,000 suffering Iowans from Obamacare.feedback

Tom Price

We face an immediate collapsing [individual insurance] market that could leave thousands without health insurance and the rest with 56 [percent] or higher premium rate increases.feedback

Timothy Jost

It is unclear whether this will end the Iowa waiver process, which in any event faced an unrealistic implementation schedule to be in place by the launch of the 2018 open enrollment period in less than a month.feedback

Terry Cline

While we appreciate the work of your staff, the lack of timely waiver approval will prevent thousands of Oklahomans from realising the benefits of significantly lower insurance premiums in 2018.feedback

Lori Lodes

If the administration was committed to making sure people had the information they needed to sign up for health care, we wouldn't need to start Get America Covered. But people's lives are at stake, so everyone has to step up and fill whatever gaps they can so people get the health care they need.feedback

Josh Peck - Modern HEALTHcare

We can't make up for what the [Trump] administration refuses to do. We're taking everything we learned about how to reach people with the information they need about deadlines and financial help and are getting to work to helping more people enroll.feedback

Edward Yardeni

The Republicans need to make tax reform the law of the land to hold onto their slim majorities in both houses of Congress come next year's mid-term elections. They might fail as miserably on this challenge as they did on repealing and reforming Obamacare, when their majority splintered and not one Democrat in either the House or the Senate supported their effort.feedback

Dave Brat

The big picture is that we've failed on Obamacare, we didn't do what we said we'd do. What's it going to look like on tax? What about the debt ceiling? No one is really sure. We said we'd do all of these different things and we have to follow through.feedback

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