STATEMENT: Senate Caves to President Trump on Resolution to Undo Junk Plans Rule and Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate voted 50 to 50 to table a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would roll back the Trump administration’s regulation expanding the sale of short-term, limited-duration insurance plans, which lack critical consumer protections and have a long history of fraud. Maura Calsyn, managing director of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement in response to the vote:

Rather than back up their repeated, brazen false promises to protect people with pre-existing conditions, Senate Republicans chose to cave to the president. Junk insurance plans can deny coverage to people with health needs and do not have to cover pre-existing conditions. In voting to proliferate their sale, the Senate majority is voting to increase costs for healthy and sick Americans alike and purposely ensuring greater instability in insurance markets. The American people can’t trust this Congress to protect their health care.

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