Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

CBO Reports Finds that GOP Plan Will Take Away Health Care for 24 Million Americans by 2026

Mar 14, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis finding that the Republican ACA repeal bill will cause 14 million Americans to immediately lose health care access, 24 million by 2026, and cause premiums to rise by 15-20 percent.

“The Republican health care plan is Robin Hood in reverse. It’s a huge tax cut for the wealthy at the expense of older and lower-income Americans, who will face increased costs and other barriers to care. It’s unthinkable that the House will consider passing a bill that not only drops 14 million Americans from coverage immediately, but could increase premiums by 20 percent. By advancing this harmful bill, Republicans have demonstrated that the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of millions of Americans is secondary to delivering tax cuts to the wealthy.”