Jared Kushner’s Brother Joshua Kushner Blasts Trump For His Attempt To Undermine The Affordable Care Act

The brother of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has issued an impassioned defense of the individual marketplace under the Affordable Care Act, or ACA while criticizing the Trump administration for not easing “growing confusion among shoppers.”

Joshua Kushner, the self-acknowledged liberal co-founder of a 2012 health care startup called Oscar Health Insurance, wrote an Axios op-ed with the company’s CEO, Mario Schlosser.


In it, they call out the “uncertain impact of the Trump administration’s last-minute policy moves” regarding the health care law.


“The administration’s cuts to outreach and sporadic lip service to repealing the ACA do nothing to stanch growing confusion among shoppers,” they also note.


However, Kushner and Schlosser write that they are nonetheless optimistic because, in their words, “we are seeing signs that sustainable strategies to keep health care costs down for all Americans are being accelerated and proven out in the individual market.”


Despite the positive tone, their company has faced some serious challenges.


“In the four and change years since it started, Oscar has lost hundreds of millions of dollars, withdrawn from two of the seven markets where it sold insurance, and raised premiums while severely cutting its network in New York, its home state,” a GQ report noted back in March.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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