Bennet Statement on CBO Score for Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score for the Senate Republican health care bill, which estimated 22 million people would lose coverage and millions would face higher out-of-pocket costs if the bill becomes law.

"Today's CBO score only confirms how disastrous the Republican health care bill would be for Coloradans," Bennet said. "It would hurt children on Medicaid, those seeking treatment for opioid addiction, seniors in nursing homes, and so many more Americans who would be forced to pay more for lower quality care. If this score is not enough to dissuade Republican senators from passing the bill, then the voices of Coloradans and the 22 million Americans who stand to lose their coverage should be."