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CBC Chairman Statement on CBO Score of Republican Healthcare Bill

March 13, 2017
Press Release

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA-02), released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Republican healthcare bill:  

“The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office just confirmed that the Republican healthcare bill will be a disaster for the American people. It will strip 14 million Americans of their health insurance next year and leave 52 million Americans without health insurance by 2026.

“The CBO projects that premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs under the Republican healthcare bill will increase, making healthcare unaffordable for tens of millions of Americans. Additionally, the bill will secretly give the wealthiest Americans a tax break that the rest of the country will pay for.

“Republicans need to come up with a plan that actually makes insurance affordable, or work with Democrats to improve the Affordable Care Act.”