Members of Indiana’s Congressional delegation are reacting to a Congressional report which says the House GOP Health Care would bring down the deficit, but also leave millions of Americans without insurance.
The Congressional Budget Office says the American Health Care Act would reduce the federal deficit over the 2017-2026 period by $119 billion, but also leave 23 million Americans without insurance, while at the same time lower the average insurance premiums.
The measure barely passed the House and major changes are expected in the Senate.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly
- “The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office analysis confirms that this bill would make health care more expensive and harder to access, particularly for those with pre-existing conditions, children, older Hoosiers and seniors. As I have long said, I believe we need to join together to improve our health care system. I am calling on the Administration to stop undermining and destabilizing the insurance marketplace and work together with us to make health care more affordable.”
Congressman Todd Rokita – CD 4
- “Obamacare has been a disaster for our nation with premiums rising and taking away healthcare choices. I am proud we voted to repeal Obamacare because it will help lower premiums for Hoosiers. The Congressional Budget Office report shows us that premiums will go down by nearly 10% over the next ten years and our national deficit will also decrease. Our nation needs this change.”
Congresswoman Susan Brooks – CD 5
- “The score from the CBO today confirms that the AHCA as passed by the house will lower premium costs for Americans and reduce our deficit. This is an on-going process, and it’s important to realize that this score does not reflect any changes the Senate may make to the legislation in the coming weeks or any future, additional actions the Administration or Congress will take to fix our healthcare system, lower costs and increase healthcare choices. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress, the Administration and state officials to make our healthcare system work better for Hoosiers and Americans.”
(This story will be updated as more members of the delegation release statements.)