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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

LARSON: CBO Score Confirms Again, Trumpcare Will Leave Millions Without Health Insurance

May 24, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after the new CBO score for Trumpcare was released today showing that 23 million Americans would still lose their health insurance.

"The CBO score confirms what we've already known, the Republicans so called 'health care' plan is ill-conceived and ill-prepared. While it lines the pockets of billionaires, millions are left without health insurance. This bill is not a health care bill, it is a tax cut for the wealthy. Countless groups, including the AARP and the AMA have come out against this bill, yet the Republicans rushed it through the House with no hearings and no CBO score. It was reckless for the House GOP to pass this bill without all the facts. The CBO score says that 23 million Americans would still lose their health insurance and it further erodes protections for those with pre-existing conditions. The CBO score explicitly states that this bill would cause many with high health care costs to lose their health insurance. The score also confirms that millions of Americans live in states that would cut Essential Health Benefits, like maternity care, prescription drugs, and mental health. That is unacceptable. I will continue to fight this and urge my colleagues in the Senate to do the same," said Larson.

 

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