WASHINGTON -- Our Revolution released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their report showing that the American Health Care Act would leave 52 million people uninsured by 2026:
"Unfortunately, the numbers released today prove what we already know: Republicans are so hell bent on destroying the Affordable Care Act -- and any progress we've made under it -- that they're willing to leave tens of millions of Americans without health insurance. This is exactly why we cannot stop fighting for a Medicare-for-all system.
"Bottom line: Trumpcare will cover fewer people. The CBO found the legislation would leave 14 million without care by next year alone. It cuts subsidies for older buyers. Medicaid would be cut by $880 billion by 2026, forcing states to raise taxes or push millions off their health insurance.
"Enough is enough. We stand with patients, nurses, doctors, and other health care advocates from across the country who are fighting for the millions of people who have gained insurance, lifesaving treatment, and preventative care through the Affordable Care Act. We cannot and will not go back."