Stabenow Statement on Congressional Budget Office Score of Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Monday, June 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released a statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office score of the Senate Republican health care bill that says the bill leaves 22 million people without insurance by 2026:


“Once again, the nonpartisan budget report shows that the Republican health care bill is a bad deal for Michigan families and for the country.  The Republican bill does nothing to address rising out-of-pocket and prescription drug costs.  Instead, it will raise costs for families, take away medical coverage, and use the savings to give a major tax cut to the wealthiest Americans.  And, buried in in the fine print, this bill will end the expanded Medicaid coverage that was used to help children and pregnant moms with lead exposure in Flint get comprehensive health care.  I urge my Senate Republican colleagues to vote "no" on proceeding to this bill, and instead, work with us to lower costs and improve health care for all Americans.”