Washington DC — Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its report on TrumpCare. Cristóbal J. Alex, President of the Latino Victory Fund, issued the following statement in response:
“The CBO’s estimate makes clear that TrumpCare will cause serious harm to millions of Latinos. Twenty-four million Americans will lose their coverage, and millions more, particularly our abuelitas and abuelitos, will have to pay more and get less health care benefits while the wealthiest individuals and corporations of this country will be handed a $900 billion tax cut.
“Republicans spent seven years railing against the Affordable Care Act. Now that they control Congress and the Presidency, rather than improving the health care bill to help those caught in the gaps, they’ve chosen to rip away life-saving health care coverage from the most vulnerable members of our society. Make no mistake: this plan will hurt Latinos, working Americans, and ironically, the Trump supporters who were begging for repeal.”