Neal Statement on CBO Report for Trumpcare

May 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated score of the Trumpcare bill:

“Today’s updated CBO score reaffirms the disturbing reality of Trumpcare: tens of millions of Americans would lose their health insurance and millions more would be forced to pay dramatically more for less coverage – all to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and corporations. Republicans feared this CBO score so much that they rushed to vote for this bill three weeks ago without even having estimates of how many millions of Americans they would be ripping away health insurance from or how much the bill would cost the middle class and working families. This reckless and irresponsible behavior is not how we should be making policy here in Congress. It’s time for Republicans to finally wake up and realize the basic fact that undermining our nation’s health care system, imposing an age tax on seniors, and eliminating protections for those with pre-existing conditions will not improve health outcomes in this country. Instead, Republicans should work with Democrats to strengthen the system by building on the successes we have seen thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The American people are counting on us.”