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Republican Leaders Request CBO Report on Health Care Provisions in $4.3 Trillion Tax and Spending Spree

Today, Republican Leaders Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Education and Labor Committee; Jason Smith (R-MO), Budget Committee; Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Energy and Commerce Committee; and Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ways and Means Committee sent a letter to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel requesting a CBO analysis of the health care provisions in Democrats’ $4.3 trillion tax and spending spree.

In the letter, the Members write: “[W]e have concerns that the proposed health care provisions will further make individuals dependent on government-subsidized, government-controlled insurance coverage; ineffectively spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars in exchange for only modest coverage gains; affect access to the job-based plans workers like and want to keep; and utilize budget gimmicks to manipulate and downplay the true cost of these policies.”

The Members continue: “Congressional debate—which has continued for weeks as House Democrats struggle to unite their caucus—has occurred absent any official budgetary scores or coverage analysis for these policies…. Lawmakers and all Americans should understand the consequences of the policies that are being rushed through Congress by a purely partisan process.”

Read the full letter to Director Swagel here.
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