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Press release
May 24, 2017

CBO Report Underscores that Senate Must Completely Scrap Repeal Efforts

Washington, D.C. A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report today said that under the latest version of the House Republican health care plan, 23 million more people would be without insurance by 2026. Following is the statement of Frederick Isasi, executive director of Families USA:

“The newest CBO report proves that no matter the last-minute changes House leaders added to the AHCA, the legislation hurts America’s families. It raises costs, particularly for older Americans, and it decimates the Medicaid safety-net.”

“At its heart, the House legislation is irresponsible and cynical. Despite the fact that President Trump ran on the promise of better, more affordable health insurance, the legislation simply takes health care funding away from some of America’s must vulnerable families, to provide a tax cut for the wealthiest individuals and corporations. Is this really who we are as a nation?”

“The Senate must not cap or cut Medicaid, the safety-net life-line of this nation. Any replacement bill must continue to lower the rate of the uninsured and ensure people in America do not get stuck with higher out-of-pocket costs or lose coverage or consumer protections. Our nation’s families have made their position clear on this: we’ve come too far to go back now. The coverage, care and consumers protections we all enjoy today due to the ACA must be maintained.”