American Bridge Vice-President Shripal Shah released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an updated analysis of the pain Trumpcare would cause for American families in order to benefit the wealthiest Americans:
“The leading health and patient organizations in America have warned that Trumpcare would cripple coverage for people with conditions like cancer or heart disease and now the CBO has confirmed that grim reality. Taking health insurance away from 23 million and putting one out of every six Americans at risk of losing essential health benefits like maternity care and prescription drugs – just to cut taxes for the rich – is a recipe for disaster. Only Republicans could piece together something so reckless and call it “healthcare policy” with a straight face.
“It is increasingly obvious why Speaker Ryan rammed this bill through the House before this analysis was complete. Even he knows just how toxic this plan really is. It’s a betrayal of Donald Trump’s promises to the American people, and the Republican Party should fully expect the public to hold them accountable for this attack on country’s health and well-being.”