Governors: Future of Health Care Depends on Critical Payments

WASHINGTON—Following the President’s decision to terminate cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments, the National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement:

“Governors have been clear: funding CSR payments is a fundamental responsibility of the federal government to ensure the stability of insurance markets and health care affordability for state residents.

We are deeply concerned that the Administration has declined to continue these payments, further increasing uncertainty for state marketplaces.

With this latest development, governors will intensify our efforts to partner with Congress, find an immediate bipartisan solution to fund CSRs and provide much-needed certainty for insurers and the insured.

When Congress and governors coalesce around legislation to resume these payments, it is our sincere hope the President will sign and implement it. Our nation’s health care future depends on it.”