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Yarmuth Statement on CBO Score of GOP Health Care Repeal Bill

Mar 13, 2017
“Republicans’ repeal bill isn’t a health care bill at all”

Washington, D.C. – Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score of the Republican health care repeal bill. The bill is scheduled to be marked-up by the Budget committee on Wednesday:

“Today’s analysis from the CBO confirms that the Republicans’ repeal bill isn’t a health care bill at all. It’s an ideological document with real and incredibly damaging consequences for American families.  In order to give another $600 billion in tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest among us, Republicans are pursuing a path that will leave 14 million Americans without insurance next year, and result in 24 million people without coverage by 2026.
“In Kentucky and across the country, the costs and loss of life-saving care will leave millions of people who are already struggling with no place to turn. This is the height of irresponsibility in governing.”