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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Scott Statement on CBO Analysis of Republican Health Care Bill

May 24, 2017
Press Release

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office announced that 23 million more Americans would be uninsured under Trumpcare, which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month.

"Three weeks ago, Republicans rushed to vote on a health care bill without a score from the Congressional Budget Office. Today, the CBO reasserts what we already knew to be true – under Trumpcare, millions of Americans would lose coverage, millions more would see their health care costs rise, and others will see their insurance policies cover less. With an age tax, cuts to subsidies, and tax breaks for millionaires, Trumpcare prioritizes the wealthiest Americans at the expense of working families and older Americans. The CBO has again separated press releases and sound bites from reality and confirmed that Trumpcare hurts American families.” 

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