In response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) releasing an updated analysis on the effects of a repeal of the individual mandate, Protect Our Campaign Director Brad Woodhouse released the following statement:

“Just one day after voters across the country sent a message rejecting partisan health repeal, the Congressional Budget Office once again showed why,” said Woodhouse. “The latest GOP attempt to repeal health care in the tax bill would raise premiums by double digits and leave 13 million more people without health coverage. All of this would be done to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest individuals and corporations.

“CBO also said premiums will go up even more if President Trump continues to sabotage our health care and refuses to make cost-sharing reduction payments. Congress should move immediately to pass the bipartisan Alexander-Murray bill to keep that from happening.

“After four failed attempts to repeal health care in the Senate and the absolute drubbing that pro-repeal candidates took across the country last night, it’s clear that a repeal of the individual mandate is not what people want and will have tremendous consequences. It’s time to move on.”