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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON CBO SCORE OF SENATE VERSION OF TRUMPCARE

June 26, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in strong opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of Senate Republicans' current draft of Trumpcare.

“Today’s CBO score confirms what we already know. Trumpcare is mean, mean, mean."

"Trumpcare will shut millions of Americans out of affordable health care and devastate the lives of millions across this country. It would take health insurance coverage away from 22 million Americans, impose an age tax on older Americans, allow insurers to discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions, and impose lifetime and annual caps. Despite President Trump’s repeated promises to protect Medicaid, this disastrous bill imposes unprecedented cuts to Medicaid, which millions of Americans rely on including veterans, seniors, and children with disabilities. Trumpcare would also kill critical jobs in our health care industry, which makes up one sixth of our nation’s economy. Trumpcare is a billionaire’s tax cut disguised as a health care bill. My Democratic colleagues and I, along with thousands of patients, doctors, and health care providers, are fighting this horrific bill.”

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