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May 24, 2017

Aguilar Responds to Updated Trumpcare CBO Score

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) updated score of House Republicans’ health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month after House Republicans forced a vote on the bill without a cost analysis. The AHCA repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA), cuts Medicaid funding to states, raises health care costs for families, allows states to eliminate essential health benefits like coverage for pre-existing conditions and cuts taxes for millionaires and billionaires.

“This new analysis confirms what we feared: this isn’t a health care bill at all. Trumpcare will strip tens of millions of Americans of health care coverage by eviscerating Medicaid. Inland Empire children and seniors will be forced to pay the price for Republicans’ political games. Americans with pre-existing conditions will be at the mercy of their health insurance companies as to whether they’ll have access to coverage. And middle-class families will be forced to foot the bill so millionaires and billionaires can get a tax break. This is shameful.”

Rep. Aguilar opposes the AHCA and remains committed to finding solutions to make health care accessible and affordable for Inland Empire families and Americans across the country.