Wasserman Schultz on Updated CBO Score for Trumpcare Bill

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Washington, DC, May 24, 2017 | comments
Today's disturbing CBO score confirms exactly why Republicans rammed through their destructive Trumpcare legislation without hearings, and without a CBO score that would reveal its devastating impact. It is a tax cut for the wealthy, masquerading as a health care bill that would cruelly leave 23 million Americans without coverage.
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 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement in response to the release of today’s updated report from the Congressional Budget Office on the impacts of the Trumpcare legislation passed by House Republicans:

“Today’s disturbing CBO score confirms exactly why Republicans rammed through their destructive Trumpcare legislation without hearings, and without a CBO score that would reveal its devastating impact. It is a tax cut for the wealthy, masquerading as a health care bill that would cruelly leave 23 million Americans without coverage. It strands those with pre-existing conditions to face ‘extremely high premiums,’ weakens Medicare, and pushes a disgraceful age tax onto millions of Americans who are approaching retirement.

The pain doesn’t end there: those who are in need of mental health, maternity or emergency services would face higher costs, and Trumpcare effectively brings back annual and lifetime spending caps. Every reputable doctor and patient advocacy group warned Republicans that this is what Trumpcare would do. Yet they passed this deeply unpopular piece of legislation anyway. It’s a billionaire’s dream – and a nightmare for anyone with a pre-existing condition. The updated CBO score released today confirms that. Democrats in Congress and every corner of the country will fight to defeat this depraved attack on people who simply want and deserve to maintain the affordable, quality health care they gained through the Affordable Care Act.” 

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Contact: David.Damron@mail.house.gov or 202-906-0542

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