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Congressman Tom Reed

Representing the 23rd District of New York

Statement from Rep. Reed on CBO Estimate

March 14, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) made the following statement today after the release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate on the American Health Care Act:

“The CBO’s estimate confirms that a more patient centered health care system is finally on the way for hard working American families. These reforms will lower premiums and increase access to quality health care while reducing the federal deficit by $337 Billion and taxes by $880 Billion. As promised, the American Health Care Act will rescue our collapsing health care system, provide tax relief for middle-income families and business owners, and give Americans the opportunity to save more of their hard earned money. I care about ensuring a stable transition as we fulfill our promise to the American people and deliver long awaited access to truly affordable and sustainable health care.”

Importantly, this report has not factored in plans by Congress and the President to reinvigorate free market competition which will drive costs down even further and open up additional opportunities for flexibility, benefits, choice and savings.