6/26/2017 — 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a score of the Senate Trumpcare bill that is expected to be voted on later this week.  CBO found that the bill would leave 22 million Americans without health insurance over 10 years.  After the analysis was released, U.S. Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement:

“This CBO score shows that the Republican Trumpcare bill will increase costs for everyone, which is a major reason why 22 million people will lose coverage.  The report highlights the fact that struggling families could be priced out of the market entirely and average deductibles will nearly double.  Vulnerable kids and seniors would be hit hardest.  The federal cuts would be devastating to Rhode Island, increasing the ranks of the uninsured quite substantially and placing a heavier financial burden on states and communities nationwide.”