Washington – Today, Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05)—Senior Member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee—released the following statement on the updated review by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of the Republicans’ repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA):
“Despite assurances from Speaker Ryan and the President, today’s CBO score confirms that their reckless repeal of the ACA will leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance. That’s unacceptable. Republicans claimed they would replace the ACA with a better healthcare bill, but instead they drafted and passed a bill that would rip healthcare away from families, allow states to end protections for pre-existing conditions, and let insurers charge seniors more just because of their age. This bill is a disaster, and if the President signs it into law, he will be signing away healthcare for men, women, and children all across the country.”
The CBO’s full report can be found here, or at https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752. Thompson voted against the Republican plan, and has spoken out forcefully against it in Congress and at town halls across the Fifth District.