Dingell Statement on CBO Score of Republican’s ACA Repeal Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report detailing the impact of Republican’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
“Today’s CBO score confirms what we already knew – that Republican’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act will rip health care away from millions of Americans, while increasing costs and weakening protections for millions more. Under this reckless plan, 14 million Americans will lose their coverage next year and 24 million will be without insurance by 2026. It will gut Medicaid, charge seniors more for care, and end Healthy Michigan by 2020, all in order to give a $600 billion tax cut to the wealthiest Americans. This is the wrong direction for our country.
“Instead of rolling back the coverage and protections millions of families depend upon, we should be working together to strengthen health care for all Americans. Putting seniors, children and working families out in the cold is not the answer.”