WEATHER »

Keep Cost-Sharing Subsidies


Congressmember Salud Carbajal is right. One key element of the Affordable Care Act that Trump and his administration can really impact is the federal cost-sharing subsidies. Insurance companies rely on them to keep health-insurance premiums lower for many families. Without these monthly payments, premiums will rise, and many Americans who have insurance through Obamacare will drop their coverage, leaving thousands without access to quality, affordable, and reliable health care.

While Trump routinely exaggerates and lies about many things, “killing Obamacare” is something he may be able to accomplish, unless Rep. Carbajal and others can apply enough pressure to get the administration to continue these needed subsidies. Please support those in the health-care community, patient advocates, insurance providers, and others in this effort.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Senior Fair Hosts the ‘Young at Heart’

The Senior Fair brought together more than 25 organizations to match needs with services.

City College Ranked #1 by Value Colleges

High graduation rate, community service, and online degree programs made SBCC a 'flawless investment.'

News Commentary: Ribbon Cutting Is Not as Easy as It Looks

Grand opening for new Eastside bridge conveys a tingle of progress.

Santa Barbara Rental Prices Have Skyrocketed Over the Last Five Years

The average rent for a South Coast studio is $1,553.

Trio Stops the Show at Board of Education

More than a dozen appeal to Santa Barbara Unified School District to maintain music classes and programs.