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Kaine Statement On CBO Score Of Senate Republican Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement on the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate of the Senate Republican health care bill:  

“Under the Affordable Care Act, more than 20 million people gained health insurance. Under the Senate Republican health care bill, 22 million Americans will lose their health insurance, and Virginia’s families, seniors, children, and people with disabilities will face higher costs for less care, all to deliver a tax break to the wealthy. I will oppose any bill that breaks President Trump’s promises to the American people that no one will lose insurance and no one will pay more, and today’s CBO score proves the Republican health care bill shatters those promises. This is now the third CBO score on a Republican health care bill that has clearly stated millions of individuals and families would lose coverage under this proposal. It’s time my colleagues drop their rush to vote on this ‘mean’ bill that’s been rejected by the public so we can work together on improvements to the health care system that benefit all Americans.”