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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott Statement on Republican ACA Repeal Bill

March 6, 2017
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Democrats

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Republicans finally released their proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act: 

“The Republican bill to repeal the ACA is fundamentally flawed, because it purports to cover pre-existing conditions without an individual mandate. In states that have tried this, the markets have gone into total chaos. Furthermore, the tax credits proposed are likely to be insufficient for low-income working families, leaving millions worse off than they are today.  When CBO ultimately scores this legislation, it will likely find that costs will go up and the number of people covered will go down."

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