WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement regarding CBO’s score of the American Health Care Act:
“Obamacare was a law built on government control and federal mandates. The American Health Care Act is a bill built on choice and freedom in health care decisions. Our goal has always been to provide access to health insurance for everyone who wants it and to reduce health care costs for all Americans. Our bill does exactly that. Dismantling the individual mandate gives Americans the freedom to make choices for themselves, even if that choice is to not have health care coverage. We believe and are committed to the idea that the American people are best suited to make decisions about their own lives.
“The CBO report shows that our bill lowers premiums by 10 percent by 2026, while increasing choice and creating a vibrant marketplace for consumers. The bill reduces the deficit by $337 billion and lowers taxes by $883 billion for Americans and small business owners. The American Health Care Act expands choice and freedom while reducing costs and saving taxpayer dollars. We look forward to acting on it in the House Budget Committee this week.”