Cicilline Statement on CBO Score for Senate Health Care Bill

Jun 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office projected that 22 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 under the Senate Republican health care proposal:

"This is not a health care bill. It's a huge tax cut for the wealthy. And it's not worth the paper it's printed on."

"We should be working to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, bring down premiums, reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and expand health care coverage. Instead, Republicans are racing ahead to eliminate health care coverage for 22 million honest, hardworking Americans, reduce the Medicare Trust Fund, and make deep cuts to Medicaid just so they can give the wealthiest Americans and insurance companies a $600 billion tax cut."

"Middle class families deserve real solutions. They don't need another broken promise from Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans."