Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons recently released statements after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the American Health Care Act — the House Republican health care plan.
“The House Republican health care bill isn’t about health care at all; it’s about politics. When the first CBO score came out, it sunk the bill’s chances of getting a vote. Now we know why they rushed to pass this version — it’s just as bad,” said Carper. “It is clear that House Republicans wanted a political victory at any cost, even if it meant passing a bill that would take health coverage away from 23 million Americans.”
“It’s time to walk away from this charade. I ask my Republican colleagues to abandon the reckless path they’re going down and, instead, work with Democrats on a bipartisan health care plan that fulfills the promises laid out by the president to give people in this country better access to high-quality care at a lower cost,” said Carper.
“The Congressional Budget Office's estimate made clear what we already knew: Trumpcare would greatly harm millions of Americans and their families,” said Coons. “Under Trumpcare, by 2018, 14 million more Americans would be uninsured, and by 2026, that number would rise to 23 million Americans. President Trump promised that he would get Americans better coverage at a lower cost, but this analysis shows that his promises were empty. Plain and simple, Trumpcare would put health care out of reach for millions of people and would be harmful to Delawareans. I will fight against this bill but still stand ready to work with my colleagues on a bipartisan approach to improving the ACA.”