Tom Reed’s statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the American Health Care Act

reed ithacaI have no problem with people saying Obama cares. I do care!–Barack Obama

Tom Reed wrote on facebook:

The CBO’s estimate confirms that a more patient-centered health care system is finally on the way for hard working American families. These reforms will lower premiums and increase access to quality health care while reducing the federal deficit by $337 billion and taxes by $880 billion. As promised, the American Health Care Act will rescue our collapsing health care system, provide tax relief for middle-income families and business owners, and give Americans the opportunity to save more of their hard earned money. I care about ensuring a stable transition as we fulfill our promise to the American people and deliver long awaited access to truly affordable and sustainable health care.”

Here are three points that Tom chose to make:

  • The CBO’s estimate confirms that a more patient-centered health care system is finally on the way for hard working American families.
  • These reforms will lower premiums and increase access to quality health care while reducing the federal deficit by $337 billion and taxes by $880 billion.
  • As promised, the American Health Care Act will rescue our collapsing health care system, provide tax relief for middle-income families and business owners, and give Americans the opportunity to save more of their hard earned money.

Is this believable? Most commenting on facebook don’t think so.

Reed continues:

Importantly, this (CBO) report has not factored into plans by Congress and the President to reinvigorate free market competition which will drive costs down even further and open up additional opportunities for flexibility, benefits, choice, and savings.

The CBO couldn’t factor in future plans:

  • What might be in those plans is unknown.
  • They might never be enacted.

Negative response to AHCA seems overwhelming. This bill can’t be made good by amendment because it is fundamentally flawed. Better, the GOP should give up trying to pass this off on us and live with Obamacare. If they would do something worthwhile, they could stop attacking the Affordable Health Care Act.

 

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