Levin Statement on CBO Extended Projections on Medicaid Provisions in Trumpcare

Jun 29, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, today released the following statement on the extended Congressional Budget Office report on the Medicaid provisions in Senate Trumpcare bill, which provides projections from 10-20 years, or from 2027-2036:

“This extended CBO estimate shows how deeply destructive the Senate bill is over the long run to America’s health.  The bill’s very harsh cuts to Medicaid in the first ten years get even worse over the following decade – threatening health care for children, individuals with disabilities, and seniors needing nursing home care. Under the Senate bill, like the bill passed by the House, these draconian cuts in health care assistance for the American people are used to pay for tax cuts for wealthy individuals and corporations.

“This adds to the ever-growing mountain of evidence that the Senate bill is far too broken to be fixed. It is time for Republicans in Congress to stop trying to repeal health coverage for the American people and to start working with Democrats to strengthen and improve the Affordable Care Act.”   

Rep. Levin was the Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee when the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.