WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in reponse to the Congressional Budget Office's updated score for the TrumpCare bill passed by House Republicans earlier this month:
"Today's updated Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis confirms what we already knew: TrumpCare will kick millions of Americans off their insurance coverage and force consumers to pay more for less. This Republican bill makes those with pre-existing conditions uninsurable, a consequence the CBO report confirms. The CBO report also confirms that TrumpCare would increase out-of-pocket costs, it would effectively reinstate annual and lifetime limits on coverage, and it would impose an 'age tax' on older workers just as they approach retirement. I suspect many Republican Members of Congress who voted for this bill now wish they had waited to learn the results of the CBO's analysis before doing so.
"Americans know that Republicans are in charge of our health care system, and will hold them responsible for their actions. Senate Republicans should remember that, reject this TrumpCare bill, and instead work with Democrats to improve the Affordable Care Act."