Carper Statement on CBO Analysis of Republican Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement today after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the American Health Care Act – the House Republican health care plan that would undermine our health care system and leave millions of Americans uninsured as soon as next year.

“The House Republican health care bill isn’t about health care at all, it’s about politics. When the first CBO score came out, it sunk the bill’s chances of getting a vote. Now we know why they rushed to pass this version – it’s just as bad. It is clear that House Republicans wanted a political victory at any cost, even if it meant passing a bill that would take health coverage away from 23 million Americans.

“It’s time to walk away from this charade. I ask my Republican colleagues to abandon the reckless path they’re going down and, instead, work with Democrats on a bipartisan health care plan that fulfills the promises laid out by the president to give people in this country better access to high-quality care at a lower cost.”