Sen. Scott Reacts to Healthcare Executive Order

Washington – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) made the following statement regarding President Trump’s healthcare executive order signed earlier today:

“During a time when South Carolinians, and Americans across the country, stand on the verge of facing more steep premium increases, this is a welcomed action from the administration.  Today’s announcement is a clear example of how we can help folks gain access to health insurance by increasing affordable options and empowering small businesses to help their employees gain access to coverage. The facts don’t lie. By 2018, nearly fifty percent of all U.S. counties are expected to have only one option on the exchange, leaving more than a quarter of a million people with no option for coverage. Not to mention premiums continue to rise with South Carolinians facing a 31% increase by next year. Today’s decision shows what we can do to help the American people as we continue the healthcare debate surrounding the repeal and replace of Obamacare.”