Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Republican-led Senate Ripping Healthcare Away From 22 Million Americans
Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that the Senate GOP healthcare bill would cause 22 million more Americans to lose healthcare.
“Yet another damning non-partisan CBO report proves that Trumpcare will rip healthcare away from at least 22 million Americans, and send premiums skyrocketing for everyone else. After all of President Trump’s talk about wanting a ‘bill with heart,’ he, along with Republicans in Congress, have opted to throw the elderly, sick, and poor under the bus in order to finance massive tax cuts for the wealthiest among us. Voters in my state did not cast their ballots to inflict this harm on millions of their fellow neighbors. These are real people: mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. At some point they will get sick – and this legislation will make it harder and more expensive to receive the care they need to get better. A Harvard study found that this legislation will result in 18,000 additional deaths over the next ten years. President Trump and Congressional Republicans should be ashamed of themselves. 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.