Jun 26 2017
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement in reaction to the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of Senate Republican health care bill:
“The Senate Republican health care bill is just as bad as the House bill. It will drive 22 million Americans off their health coverage and slash Medicaid by $772 billion. Premiums would increase, plans would provide less coverage and the richest Americans would reap billions of dollars in tax cuts. That’s simply unacceptable.
“Under the Senate Republican bill, plans would cover significantly less than they do now and out-of-pocket costs would be exorbitant. The CBO notes that ‘despite being eligible for premium tax credits, few low-income people would purchase any plan’ because those plans would essentially be junk.
“This is simply indefensible and I don’t know how anyone could vote for this bill.”