Slaughter Statement on CBO Analysis of Republican Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) issued the following statement in reaction to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis today that found that 24 million more Americans would be uninsured under the Republicans’ bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Slaughter brought the Affordable Care Act to the floor of the House of Representatives in 2009 as Chairwoman of the Rules Committee.
“The Congressional Budget Office’s analysis makes clear why Republicans were skipping the hearing process and rushing this bill through. This analysis has found that the Republican proposal would cause 24 million people to lose their health insurance over the next ten years alone. That number doesn’t even reflect the millions more who would be left with worse coverage and fewer benefits at a higher cost. Although the Republicans are claiming otherwise, the Congressional Budget Office is non-partisan, objective, and unbiased. They have confirmed what many experts and those in the industry have said from the beginning – that the Republican repeal bill would give a tax break to the wealthy and leave families struggling to afford coverage. We should be improving the Affordable Care Act instead of rushing this bill through just to try and fulfill a political talking point.”