Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan’s Statement on CBO “Trumpcare” Score, Conclusion of Astronomical Health Care Coverage Loss

May 24, 2017
Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today released the following statement regarding the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) revised score of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as “TrumpCare”:

“I am deeply troubled but not surprised that the CBO has concluded this measure will take away health insurance from 23 million people and could reduce health care benefits for as many as 7 million military Veterans in order to provide a nearly $1 trillion dollar tax cut to millionaires and billionaires.”

“Moreover, Republican Leadership pushed this shameful, cruel bill through the House Floor before the CBO score was complete. Members of Congress voted on this bill without knowing its costs. It’s no wonder that the bill has been stuck in purgatory, passed by the House but refused by the Senate. Process matters and this legislation has defied the democratic process.”

“With over $800 billion in Medicaid cuts, this bill targets the poor, the elderly, the sick, the disabled, rural hospitals and rural communities. This bill hits seniors the hardest with premiums up to five times more costly. And by removing comprehensive requirements for affordable essential services like Preventative Care, Emergency Room Care, Hospitalization, Prescriptions, Maternity Care, Newborn Care, Mental Health Care and Chronic Disease Management, this bill hurts pretty much everyone. And millions of good-paying jobs will be lost all across the health care industry as a result.”

Organizations in opposition to the Republican’s repeal and replace legislation include AARP, American Cancer Society, American Hospital Association, Federation of American Hospitals, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, National Nurses United, and many others.