Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on CBO Score for Senate GOP Full Affordable Care Act Repeal

Jul 19, 2017 Issues: Health and Wellness, Health Care

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan issued this statement following the release of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of the latest Senate Republican plan to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement.

“Senate Republicans have truly saved their worst healthcare plan for hopefully their last. And let’s be clear: their plan is to have no plan. A full repeal, without any sort of provision for healthcare reform in the US, would leave more than 32 million more Americans without insurance and send premiums skyrocketing. For scale, the state of Ohio has a population of 11.6 million. The human cost of this reckless, blatantly political and vindictive move would be nearly impossible to comprehend if it weren’t for the thousands and thousands of calls, letters, tweets, and office visits myself and my colleagues have received over the last several months. These people are scared  and they are using their voices to share how much they and their families depend on their Medicare and health insurance. This is a dangerous bill, and any Senator with the American people's best interests at heart should vote NO,” said Congressman Ryan.