Congressman Green Responds to CBO Analysis of GOP Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
HOUSTON, TX — Congressman Gene Green released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office, an independent, nonpartisan office, released the budgetary impacts of the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act:
“The budget analysis that was released by the Congressional Budget Office today confirms why Republicans were so quick to push their bill through the Ways & Means and Energy & Commerce Committees last week,” said Green. “Americans should have known before the markup last week how many will lose coverage and what the costs will be. Instead, Republicans still moved forward knowing their plan will shift costs to the states, ration care, and leave millions paying more for less.
“The plan they have put forth clearly does not compare favorably to the ACA, particularly on coverage and affordability. We should go back to the drawing board and work together to improve the ACA, not ram down changes that only benefit the wealthy and the healthy and put the entire system at risk.”
The CBO analysis released today estimates nearly 24 million people would be uninsured by 2026, including 14 million being uninsured in 2018 alone.
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