Statement on CBO Estimate of American Health Care Act
Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the below statement following the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate announcement for the American Health Care Act (AHCA):
“By nearly every measure, the American Health Care Act is a disappointing step backward for our country’s health care system. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that next year, 14 million more people will be uninsured if this law is passed, and that number will continue to increase to 24 million by 2026. At the same time, individuals buying insurance could expect to pay 15 to 20 percent more than under current law.
“The Affordable Care Act is not perfect, and members on both sides of the aisle who are serious about improving the law while protecting the advancements made should count me as a partner. But more money for less coverage is not progress. I strongly urge my colleagues to vote against this bill.”