06.26.17

Congresswoman Lee: CBO Estimate for Senate Trumpcare Bill is a ‘Warning to the American People’

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate on the Senate plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

“The Congressional Budget Office’s report on the Senate Republican ‘health care’ bill is a warning to the American people. If we do nothing – and allow this heartless bill to become law – 22 million of our neighbors and loved ones will lose lifesaving health coverage.

“Families would be forced to choose between filling prescriptions and paying the mortgage. Older Americans on the brink of retirement would be priced out of healthcare. Seniors who rely on Medicaid for long-term care would be left without the help they need. Women in some states would lose coverage for essential health benefits – like maternity and reproductive health care.

“Millions of Americans would suffer unnecessarily – all so that Republicans can deliver another massive tax breaks to billionaires and special interests. Now that’s what I call mean.”

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