Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Congressional Budget Office Analysis of GOP Health Care Plan

March 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office estimate of the impacts of the Republican health care plan:

“It’s clear why the President and Congressional Republicans were so desperate last week to ram their disastrous health care plan through committee in the dead of night: their plan would take health care away from 14 million Americans in 2018 alone and 24 million Americans in ten years. By 2026, there would be 52 million uninsured Americans.

“These are not just numbers on a page; lives hang in the balance. Working families with children, seniors, and disabled Americans would be devastated by reduced coverage, increased costs, and weaker protections under President Trump and Speaker Ryan’s plan. Millions of American families will once again be one illness or hospital visit away from losing their home or bankruptcy.

“President Trump promised ‘insurance for everybody.’ Speaker Ryan promised to ensure that ‘no one is worse off.’ They did not deliver on their promises. They must withdraw this harmful plan from Congress immediately.”