CBO: 23 Million Americans Would Lose Healthcare Under GOP Healthcare Plan

Local Senators react to CBO report

The Congressional Budget Office is finally weighing in on the latest GOP health care plan.

The department says 23 million more Americans would lost coverage by the year 2026, than under Obamacare.

The House passed the new plan in May.

The CBO also says the plan would reduce deficits by $119 billion.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says the Republican plan shouldn't even be called a health care bill.

"We can call this legislation whatever we want. We can call it a 'destroy healthcare bill.' We can call it 'a tax break for the rich' bill, but we should not call it a healthcare bill, because I have never seen a healthcare bill which throws 23 million Americans off of health insurance. That's not a healthcare bill," Sanders said.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says it will likely not get the necessary votes to pass the Senate.

"I think they're having big trouble getting fifty votes for anything because their fundamental foundation is wrong, which is simply to take huge tax breaks for the rich as payment for cutting people's healthcare. So it's very hard for them, when they promised to make things better, to put together a bill once you start off with a foundation you must suck over $250 billion dollars out for tax cuts for the rich. That leads to higher premiums. It least to less healthcare and they're stuck. They're just stuck," Schumer said.


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