Thompson on CBO Score for Senate Republicans' Healthcare Bill
Washington – Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score of the Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill. It found an additional 22 million Americans would be left without health insurance if this passes. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05)—senior Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means—released the following statement:
“No matter what the Republicans do to their bill, the end result remains the same: millions more Americans will be forced to go without health coverage. Why? Because this isn’t a health bill. It’s a tax break for billionaires and big businesses, and it’s not what the American people want. Let’s listen to our constituents. Let’s put this bill aside and work together on a bill that actually helps hardworking families, one that helps more people get quality health insurance without breaking the bank.”
The full CBO report can be found here or at https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/52849-hr1628senate.pdf.