Confirmed: 24 Million To Lose Health Care Under Trump
March 13, 2017
WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of TrumpCare, the Republican health care bill:
“Donald Trump’s ‘insurance for everybody’ pledge was a big fat lie.
“The CBO, which is headed by a Republican-appointed director, just made it clear that Trump’s health care plan will cause up to 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance. At the same time, the plan slashes Medicaid, drives up the cost of care for older Americans, and defunds life-saving services provided by Planned Parenthood. The only winners here are Trump, and the corporations and rich people who get to pocket new tax breaks.
“Of course, instead of admitting that the bill would leave millions without health insurance, Republicans are desperately trying to discredit the CBO with more ‘alternative facts.’ The American people are smarter than that.”