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Washington D.C.
United States Senator John Cornyn
News Release
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cornyn: GOP “Rescue Team” to Fix Obamacare Mess 

WASHINGTON – Today in a press conference, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) addressed the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) recent score of the American Health Care Act which estimated the bill will lower premiums by 10% after ten years, reduce the deficit by $337 billion, and lower taxes by $883 billion over current law.  Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here.


 “Well if you think about it, if the government's not going to penalize you for not buying a policy that you don't want, given the freedom to make a decision that is consistent with your own economic interests, and you may decide not to buy it, and that's in large part what the CBO score reflects.”


“But I would just say to our friends on the Democratic side of the aisle, that Obamacare is in meltdown mode. We all know that. They know that as well. Premiums are skyrocketing, deductibles are unaffordable, insurance companies are fleeing the marketplace. We are the rescue team that's come on the scene in order to try to salvage a mess that they created.” 

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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