March 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of the proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement:
“We knew all along this was a bad bill. The CBO’s score confirms it. Fourteen million people will lose their health insurance next year under this proposal – and 24 million will lose it by 2026. Look around at your friends, your neighbors, your family and your loved ones. This bill is going to cost someone you know their health insurance.
“I hope this report will be a wake-up call to those who are breathlessly pushing this misguided proposal forward, and I make a plea to them – on behalf of the tens of millions of Americans who will be hurt by this bill – abandon this approach and let’s work together to fix the Affordable Care Act.”