Levin Statement on Latest CBO Score

Sep 25, 2017 Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (MI-09), Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member, today released the following statement in response to the preliminary analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA):

“Today’s CBO analysis shines some light on the sheer recklessness of Republicans’ desperate, last-ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. CBO has confirmed that this bill would devastate funding for federal health programs and ultimately cause chaos in the health care system. Furthermore, this bill confirms what was predicted – that states like Michigan who did the right thing and expanded Medicaid stand to see dramatic reductions in health care funding.

“However, it’s critical to remember that this estimate, because of the rushed nature of this process, is missing the most important metric – how many people specifically would be adversely affected by the loss of health coverage or higher premiums. Once knowing that, we will be able to understand the full cost of this proposal, and the harm for so many millions of Americans.”

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