STATEMENT: CBO Score Suggests Less Coverage and Higher Premiums, Says Rep. Khanna
Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) made the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office issuing a score for the Republican’s American Health Care Act:
“The score issued today by the CBO confirms what we knew all along; the GOP’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will mean fewer people are insured. CBO points out that 24 million fewer Americans will be insured than under the Affordable Care Act and premiums are likely to go up particularly on older Americans. Instead of expanding coverage and lowering premiums, this plan does the exact opposite. There is too much on the line for such a gamble.”
Last week, Rep. Khanna introduced legislation (H.Res. 178) that would change the House rules to require a CBO score of any repeal or amendment of the Affordable Care Act be made available online before consideration by the House and the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Rules. Despite this, the ACHA was rushed through the committee process by House leadership.
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Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.
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