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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Congresswoman Kelly Responds to CBO Score

Jun 27, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, released this statement concerning the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of Senate TrumpCare bill:

“This score confirms what we already knew: TrumpCare will be a complete and utter disaster for Illinois families and it will kill thousands of Americans every year.

TrumpCare raises premiums on middle class families, strips 22 million Americans of their health insurance and allows your insurance to cover less just to give a nearly $40,000 tax break to the super rich and well-connected.

I remain deeply troubled by the unprecedented level of secrecy used to craft this Senate bill. However, after reading it, I’m not surprised they worked so hard to hide something so awful.

I’m proud to stand with the countless Illinois families in opposing TrumpCare, a position supported by AARP, the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Hospital Association, Children’s Hospitals Association and the Cancer Action Network.

When it comes to TrumpCare, Republicans need to listen to the American people. Just 16 percent of Americans think that TrumpCare is a good idea. It’s time to scrap the pending disaster that is TrumpCare and get to work on making healthcare affordable and accessible for all."

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