Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on CBO Report that GOP Healthcare Plan Will Cause 24 Million to Lose Insurance

Mar 14, 2017 Issues: Health Care

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH) today reacted to the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that the GOP healthcare bill would leave over 52 million Americans uninsured, and would cause over 24 million people to lose their insurance by 2026, 14 million of those within the next year.

“This non-partisan report proves that Trumpcare will rip healthcare away from 24 million Americans, and leave 52 million without any insurance. This is perhaps the most brazen example yet of President Trump telling voters one thing, and then doing something different. Voters in my state did not cast their ballots to inflict this harm on millions of their fellow neighbors. Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans may think that the number of Americans covered is beside the point. I say it is exactly the point. These are real people. These are mothers and fathers, sons and daughters who get sick and want nothing more than to see their family member get better. Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for even introducing this dangerous legislation. The number one priority for any national healthcare policy should be how to cover more people and how to improve the coverage they receive. Trumpcare does neither and is moving us in the wrong direction,” said Congressman Ryan.