REP. KIHUEN: CBO SCORE SHOWS AHCA STILL A BAD DEAL FOR NEVADANS

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Washington, May 24, 2017 | comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2017            
Contact: Miguel Salazar, 202-225-9894
Press.Kihuen@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen issued the statement below following the Congressional Budget Office score of the American Health Care Act:

“Today’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) updated score of the American Health Care Act reaffirms that President Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan’s vision for healthcare reform is completely off the mark. This administration and congressional Republicans are hell-bent on repealing the Affordable Care Act no matter the cost, even if it means 23 million more people would be uninsured by 2026.  The CBO estimates that health insurance premiums for those nearing retirement could increase 800%, and that a 64-year-old making $26,500 would go from paying 6.4% of their income towards their insurance premiums to a whopping 60.8%. That’s indefensible and immoral! This new CBO score is further evidence of what we already knew to be true – the American Health Care Act is a bad deal for all Americans, but especially Nevadans who have benefitted immensely from the Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately, Republicans in the House decided to pass this bill without seeing its true cost. I hope they read this report and think long and hard about who they really serve: their leadership in Congress or their constituents back home.”

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