Linda Sánchez: CBO Report Confirms Republican Repeal Bill Takes Away Health Care for 24 Million Americans

March 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and member of the Ways and Means Committee, today released the following statement on the report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) detailing the destruction caused by the House GOP repeal bill:

“The Republican repeal plan breaks President Trump’s promise of ‘great health care at a fraction of the cost,’” said Rep. Linda Sánchez. “The truth is you will get less care at higher costs. The CBO report shows that the Republican plan cuts nearly a trillion dollars from Medicare and Medicaid, raises premiums on hardworking Americans, and takes away insurance coverage for 24 million people. This report adds to the mounting evidence that the Republican ‘Better Way’ agenda is actually the wrong way for working families.”

“Instead of providing lower costs and covering more people, the Republican bill takes away high quality health insurance from millions of Americans while giving tax cuts to the wealthiest 400 households,” continued Rep. Sánchez. “That means the men and women in my district will pay for billions in tax cuts for the rich with their health and their money. This bill is a bad deal for my constituents and a bad deal for America’s working families. It needs to crawl back into the dark crevice in the Speaker’s office where it came from.”