Vermont’s U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy: Trumpcare fails every test
The Congressional Budget Office just released their report on the House-passed Trumpcare bill, and it confirms how egregious and damaging this legislation would be for the American people.
Over ten years, Trumpcare would take away insurance coverage from 23 million people. For Americans lucky enough to stay insured, Trumpcare would pile on thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket charges for individuals and families who need maternity care, opioid addiction treatment, and mental health services in states that use waivers. Millions with pre-existing conditions will lose coverage.
From the bumbled beginning through every horrifying twist and turn, Trumpcare has never been about expanding access to care: It is a massive tax cut for the rich, disguised as a health plan.
Trumpcare fails every test -- it should never be foisted on the American people.