Butterfield Statement on Updated CBO Score for Trumpcare

May 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an updated report on the impacts of the amended Republican health care bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this month:

“Republicans voted for Trumpcare earlier this month without knowing how many people it would impact or how much it would raise Americans’ healthcare premiums.  Today’s CBO score confirmed what I knew all along- that Trumpcare is nothing more than a cruel and dangerous plan that would rip healthcare from millions of Americans.  Trumpcare will result in some 23 million Americans losing their health insurance, force consumers to pay more for less with an expected 20 percent rise in premiums, and render those living with a pre-existing condition uninsurable.

“Let’s call Trumpcare what it is- a $1 trillion tax giveaway to the ultra-rich masquerading as a healthcare bill.  House Republicans should be ashamed for voting to pass this bill that will harm millions of Americans.  I have and will continue to fight to protect access to quality, affordable healthcare.  Just like Donald Trump’s budget, Trumpcare belongs in the trash can.”