Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on CBO Report for Trumpcare

March 13, 2017

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report detailing that the Republican health care bill – Trumpcare – would mean 24 million Americans would lose their health insurance:

“President Trump made a promise that ‘everyone would be covered’ and ‘no one would be worse off’ under his plan. We now know that the President has broken his word. Under Trumpcare, 24 million Americans will lose their insurance and millions more will be forced to pay higher premiums for less coverage, all to give the 400 wealthiest Americans a new $7 million tax break each year.

“Trumpcare guts Medicaid, weakens Medicare, and creates an ‘age tax’ for older Americans. For those 50 to 64 years old, the price of health care and prescription drug prices will skyrocket. Under Trumpcare, health care costs will continue to rise— states, local hospitals and insured Americans will all pay for more uncompensated care for the uninsured.

“Trumpcare is reckless and dangerous. Make no mistake – this plan will cost lives.”