Feinstein on HHS Analysis of Cruz Amendment
Jul 19 2017
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in reaction to analysis of the Cruz amendment prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services, which claims that enrollment will increase and premiums will decrease:
“I have never seen this level of propaganda from the Department of Health and Human Services. Its analysis of the Cruz amendment stands in stark contrast to the conclusions of our nation’s economists, the insurance industry and a wide range of health experts.
“They all agree that the Cruz amendment would essentially break the individual market, dramatically increasing premiums for those with pre-existing conditions and causing millions to lose coverage. No senator should take this analysis seriously. This is why we have the Congressional Budget Office—to provide independent analysis of legislation.”