Schumer Statement on CBO Analysis of Individual Mandate Repeal

November 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the CBO analysis of repealing the individual health insurance mandate through tax legislation:

“This backdoor attempt at sabotaging the health care system would send premiums shooting up and cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.

“Sneaking Trumpcare into a tax bill that would already be bad for middle-class families would be adding insult to injury. Instead of doubling down on the same failed strategy that cost them at the polls last night, Republicans should abandon these foolhardy attempts to patch the revenue holes in their tax bill and work with Democrats in a bipartisan way.”