Republicans, Democrats, & Independents Agree: Lawmakers Must Fund Cost Sharing Reductions

If the administration chooses to stop making cost sharing reduction (CSR) payments, we know what will happen: the costs of coverage will soar. The impact on premiums has been well documented by the Congressional Budget Office and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Now, we also know how registered voters feel about it. A recent poll demonstrates the strong bipartisan support for quick action to protect coverage choices and affordability. According to the poll conducted in August, 76% of all registered voters support bipartisan legislation to help make insurance markets more stable, to ensure coverage choices and to keep premiums in check; this includes 78% of Democrats, 73% of independent and 76% of Republicans.