Linda Sánchez Statement on CBO Trumpcare Report

May 24, 2017
Press Release
Rep. Sánchez says CBO score shows, “Hardworking Americans would be the biggest losers under Trumpcare.”

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, Linda Sánchez (D-CA) today made the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report which showed 23 million people would lose their health insurance coverage under the Trumpcare bill rushed through the House a month ago.

“Republicans recklessly rushed to pass a bill without knowing the impact their legislation would have on our country. What we now know is Republicans voted to kick 23 million Americans off of their insurance. Millions of those who would still have insurance would be covered by stripped down plans, gutted of essential health benefits, that barely provide any protection at all. Even more troubling, is the CBO’s view that under Trumpcare insurance may become unaffordable for people with pre-existing conditions, essentially a death sentence for older and sicker Americans.”

“House Republicans passed a bad bill and now they have to own the consequences of that vote. They put their own politics ahead of the wellbeing of their constituents. Hardworking Americans would be the biggest losers under Trumpcare. For seven years, Republicans said they had the ‘Better Way.’ This CBO report shows the Republican plan is the wrong way for America.”

Read the Full CBO Report Here.