Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Trumpcare CBO Score
Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated report on the Trumpcare bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4, 2017.
“Earlier this month, the Republican Majority orchestrated a vote on Trumpcare before an accurate cost estimate of the bill was available for Americans and Members of Congress. Why? Because numbers never lie, and the President and Leadership cared more about passing the bill than its impact. Under Trumpcare, everyday Americans, seniors, and those who are struggling to make ends meet will see their premiums increase, coverage diminish, and out-of-pocket expenses skyrocket. The true test of a society is not how we treat those with means, but how we care for those who are in need – whether sick, elderly, or at a disadvantage. Trumpcare would eviscerate coverage for the most vulnerable among us; it is morally bankrupt.”
Trumpcare by the numbers:
- $31 billion of additional spending would result in only 1 million more covered
- By 2026, 23 million Americans would lose health coverage
- 51 million Americans under the age of 65 would be uninsured by 2026, as compared to 28 millioin under the ACA
- In states requesting waivers, premiums for low-income, elderly Americans would skyrocket by 800%
- Premiums for those individuals not covered by their employer, Medicare, or Medicaid would increase by 15% to 20%.
- $834 billion in cuts would be made Medicaid
The full CBO report can be found here.