For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Contact: Lindsey Giostra, lindsey.giostra@
CBO Confirms Bipartisan Deal Would Help Stabilize Market, Address President’s Efforts to Dismantle the ACA
Washington, D.C. – After the Congressional Budget Office released its score of the bipartisan Murray-Alexander deal to stabilize health care markets, Health Care for America Now Co-Directors Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“The CBO score confirms that this bipartisan bill would protect Americans’ access to affordable care while starting to address the reckless steps of President Trump’s sabotage campaign to dismantle the law. It would create much-needed stability in the market after the president’s actions decreased consumers’ choices, forced insurers to raise premiums, and reduced assistance to help consumers sign up for coverage.
“This bipartisan deal presents a path forward to counter President Trump’s destructive efforts to throw our health care markets into chaos, strip Americans of health insurance, and increase premiums and decrease basic protections for all of us. Congress should pass this bill without delay and look for other ways to work together to improve access to affordable care and prevent President Trump from doing more damage to America’s health care.”
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.