The GOP health care bill is a disaster.
It’s not even a repeal of Obamacare, which has been the law of the land since it was signed in 2010.
The GOP bill will leave millions of Americans without health insurance.
It will increase costs for Americans who already have health insurance and those who lose coverage.
It is a tax hike on middle-class Americans who are already suffering from soaring costs and an unsustainable debt.
I’ll be voting for a new plan that doesn’t go far enough, and that’s what the Democrats have promised.
In the meantime, let’s keep the pressure on Democrats to make this plan more palatable to the American people.
In the meantime: Keep the pressure.
The bottom line: No matter how much the GOP makes off the repeal of the ACA, Americans will still have to pay for it.
So keep the Democrats and other Republicans accountable.
Let’s work together to get the Republican bill passed.
Here’s why: It will make millions of people pay more in taxes to the federal government.
It doesn’t end the Medicaid expansion, which will continue to pay a share of the costs for the poorest Americans.
It leaves many Americans without insurance and will leave tens of millions more without access to care.
And it doesn’t give the states the flexibility to set their own policies about how to use federal funds.
This bill will make the health care system worse for millions of American families.
The CBO estimates that a 30% premium increase will increase premiums by 26%, deductibles by $500,000, and co-pays by another $1,100 for people with pre-existing conditions.
More: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has estimated that if the bill becomes law, a whopping $5 trillion in federal revenue will be lost by 2026, and $10 trillion by 2032.
The CBO estimates the loss would be much higher if it is passed into law without any replacement for the ACA.
It will drive up the cost of health care for millions more Americans.
By 2026 and 2032, premiums will rise by $600 per family, and deductibles will increase by $2,300 per family.
By 2024, premiums and deductible amounts will rise $400 per family and $3,700 per family per year.
That’s a 50% increase over 10 years, and by 2034, premiums have increased by 60% over 10 times longer periods of time.
And by 2036, deductibles are estimated to have increased $5,000 per family over the same period.
And even if all of those increases are offset by higher spending on other health care spending, they would increase the cost to American families by about $10,000 a year.
All of this is going to make the system worse.
That is why we need a replacement plan that makes the system better for everyone.
Let us do this.
Let’s keep working together to make sure this bill does not become law.
We must make sure the Republican plan makes the health insurance market better for the American public, while also reducing the burden on Americans with preexisting conditions.
Let Congress pass the American Health Care Act and let’s get this done.
Ryan, Sen. Lamar Alexander and others on the House Ways and Means Committee are pushing the AHCA through the House this week.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday.