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Courtney Says CBO Score Should Serve As An 'Emergency Brake On Rush To Healthcare Catastrophe'

May 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new report showing that the revised American Health Care Act passed on a party-line vote in the House would cost 23 million Americans their health coverage:

“The CBO analysis released today – 20 days after the GOP recklessly passed their healthcare bill – confirms that 23 million Americans will lose coverage and older, sicker Americans will pay more than they currently do under any scenario,” said Courtney. “This report should act as an emergency brake on the Senate, and stop this headlong rush to a healthcare catastrophe. Americans want the existing system fixed, not intentionally crippled.”