Merkley Statement on CBO Score on GOP ‘Repeal and Run’ Plan

WASHINGTON, DC – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley made the following statement upon the release of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Senate Republicans’ health care repeal bill, the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act:

“Senate Republicans’ latest health care strategy – ‘repeal and run’ – is even worse than any of their previous attempts to rip away health care from millions of Americans in order to give tax cuts to the richest among us.

“This bill would destroy health care for 17 million Americans in its first year and up to 32 million by 2026. It would also nearly double premiums by 2026.

“Grassroots America overflowed the inboxes and flooded the phones of the U.S. Senate to stop the two previous TrumpCare bills. They did an awesome job, and now we need them to do it again.

“We must stop this immoral, cruel and indefensible attack on peace of mind — the peace of mind that when a loved one gets sick, they will have the care they need.”