Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found the Senate Republicans' healthcare repeal bill would result in 22 million Americans losing coverage, leaving 15 million more Americans uninsured in the next year alone. The bill cuts $772 billion from Medicaid, which serves as a lifeline to care for 70 million low-income Americans.
"The CBO score has confirmed that the Senate bill is just as bad as the House version – the one President Trump described as 'mean.' Simply put, this bill will make health insurance more expensive, strip care from the poor and disabled, raise costs on seniors, and result in 22 million more uninsured Americans," said Crist. "I hope my colleagues abandon this rushed, misguided, and partisan approach, instead choosing to work together to drive down costs and improve health care for all Americans."