Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office report on the Republicans’ “Pay More For Less” bill:
“Today, the Congressional Budget Office confirmed our worst fears: Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act will bring chaos to our health care system and steal insurance from millions. One thing is certain – Trumpcare is a sham. Their plan asks Americans to pay more money for less coverage and leaves the poor without life-saving medical care.
“There is simply no excuse for allowing Republicans to rip healthcare from 24 million Americans, especially when the Affordable Care Act is already working and saving lives. For over seven years, the Republican Party has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with more effective policy. Today, their cruel campaign has been exposed for what it is: a heartless handout to billionaires and pharmaceutical executives on the backs of the most vulnerable.”
Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Budget and Appropriations Committees, Vice Chair of the Steering & Policy Committee, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, former co-chair of the Progressive Caucus and a Senior Democratic Whip. She serves as chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity.