Brooks Statement on the Updated CBO Score of AHCA
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new score of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA):
“The score from the CBO today confirms that the AHCA as passed by the house will lower premium costs for Americans and reduce our deficit. This is an on-going process, and it’s important to realize that this score does not reflect any changes the Senate may make to the legislation in the coming weeks or any future, additional actions the Administration or Congress will take to fix our healthcare system, lower costs and increase healthcare choices. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress, the Administration and state officials to make our healthcare system work better for Hoosiers and Americans."
The CBO report confirms that the AHCA would reduce the cumulative federal deficit over the 2017-2026 period by $119 billion. In comparison with the estimates for previous versions of the AHCA, the number of people with health insurance would, by CBO and JCT estimates, be slightly higher and average premiums for insurance purchased on the individual market would be lower. Read the full CBO report here.