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Sen. Wicker’s request for Obamacare relief approved by President

Photo courtesy of U.S. Senator Roger Wicker.

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker applauded President Trump’s agreement to extend transitional relief for Americans insured by Obamacare-exempt plans. 

Sen. Wicker made the request through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in order to help individuals insured through Obamacare during this time of transition.

“No one should be penalized as Congress works to replace Obamacare with market-driven reforms,” Wicker said. “This decision by the Trump administration will prevent millions of Americans, including more than 200,000 Mississippians, from losing their health insurance or facing premium hikes at the end of this year. I commend the Administration for recognizing that enough harm has been done. Our focus should be on putting workable health-care solutions in place, and I remain committed to working with my Senate colleagues, state leaders like Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, and the Trump Administration to do so.”

Wicker led the letter with 22 other Republican Senators requesting the indefinite relief from Obamacare for individuals living in Mississippi and 34 other states.

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