Chairman Crowley on Updated CBO Score for Republican’s TrumpCare Bill

May 24, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an updated score of the Republican health care repeal bill:

“It is abundantly clear why Republicans rushed their health care repeal bill through the House earlier this month: it will have a devastating impact on working Americans, children, seniors, veterans, and those with pre-existing conditions.

“With 23 million Americans set to lose coverage, this bill will do serious harm to our economy and country. Additionally, this score makes clear that the Republican repeal bill would destabilize the insurance market – a grave threat to the health of Americans.

“Republicans should abandon their politically-motivated obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act and instead work with Democrats to find commonsense solutions to improve health care in our country. But until that occurs, I will continue to fight against any health care plan that would force working Americans to pay more for lesser quality care.”