Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

After CBO Releases Score of Republican Health Care Bill, Pingree says 'Mainers Deserve Better'

Jun 27, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) determined that 22 Million Americans will lose health care coverage under the Republican health care bill currently before in the U.S. Senate:
"If Republicans pass a bill that they know will prevent millions of Americans from accessing or affording necessary care, they’ve proven that getting elected means more than the lives of their constituents. From rising out of pocket costs to devastating Medicaid cuts, this CBO score makes clear that the Republican health care bill will have implications for the physical and financial health of our state for decades to come. Mainers deserve better. I strongly urge the Senate to put their constituents before politics and vote against this reckless proposal."