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Analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's Estimate of the House-Passed Affordable Care Act Repeal Legislation

On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released an updated estimate on the budget impact of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 4. 

New CBO Report Confirms: GOP Healthcare Bill is a Huge Setback for Older Americans

Twenty-three million people will lose health insurance in the next decade under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) according to the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report.  The CBO analysis concludes that the AHCA benefits the young and healthy at the expense of older and sicker Americans. The report indicates that “near seniors” (aged 50-64) will be hit particularly hard by the GOP healthcare bill.

Trump 2018 Budget Literally Leaves Seniors in the Cold

President Trump’s FY 2018 budget drastically cuts programs that benefit America’s oldest – and most vulnerable – citizens.  The President’s spending plan calls for deep cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance, breaking his promise not to touch Social Security.  It guts Medicaid, violating another Trump campaign pledge. Programs that feed needy seniors, keep them warm in their homes and pay for long-term care are eliminated or slashed.

National Committee Condemns Reckless and Cruel GOP Healthcare Bill

The National Committee strongly condemns the American Health Care Act (AHCA) just passed by the House, which needlessly puts the healthcare of millions of older Americans in jeopardy. “Despite the bill’s name, risking the health of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens to give the wealthy an $880 billion tax cut is tremendously uncaring --- and does not reflect real American values,” says Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. “In modifying the original AHCA bill to give reluctant Republicans political cover, the House leadership made a bad piece of legislation even worse.”

Letter Opposing The American Health Care Act

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, I write to urge you to vote against Representatives Tom MacArthur and Mark Meadows’s and Representative Fred Upton’s respective amendments to H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), and to oppose the underlying bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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