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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

REP. JENKINS STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE ORDER

October 12, 2017
Press Release
“I applaud President Trump for acting to lower health insurance premiums and give families and small businesses more choices.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s healthcare executive order today:

“Obamacare is clearly failing, as we saw with this week’s announcement that premiums for West Virginians on the exchange will go up by almost 25 percent next year. That means West Virginians will be paying a nearly 200 percent increase in premiums under Obamacare.

“I applaud President Trump for acting to lower health insurance premiums and give families and small businesses more choices. In fact, I voted in March to help pass a bill that would have allowed for the creation of association health plans, one of the actions the president took today. That bill has stalled in the Senate, along with many other bills to fix our healthcare system, leaving President Trump no choice but to act.

“This executive order is an important step toward more affordable healthcare premiums, more competition and more choices – putting patients in control of their healthcare needs,” Rep. Jenkins said.

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