Levin Statement on CBO Score of Latest Version of Trumpcare

Jul 19, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09), ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on health, today issued the following statement in response to the report issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office the latest version of the Senate Trumpcare bill:

“The latest estimate from the Congressional Budget Office shines a big red light on how the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would do the opposite of everything they claim to support. The GOP repeal plan would double health care premiums, not lower them. It would slash health coverage, not increase it. And it would push health plans out of the market, leaving three out of four Americans with no option at all, rather than increasing choice. Their plan would be the real death spiral for our health care system.  

“Once Republicans get past their obsession with repealing and sabotaging the ACA, we might finally get to some constructive conversations about strengthening the law.”

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