01.17.17

Senator David Perdue Blasts Spurious CBO Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today blasted Senator Chuck Schumer’s request for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the repeal of Obamacare, which was requested to distract from Congressional Republicans’ efforts to fix our nation’s health care system.

“This represents the worst of Washington. Senator Schumer’s preemptive request does not take into account any of the market driven solutions Republicans have outlined, which would provide greater coverage options with more choices for more consumers. The CBO even cautioned the projections Senator Schumer requested are hard to make because this scenario doesn’t even exist.

“Since President Obama’s signature health care law was introduced, Americans have been fed so much misinformation. These types of rigged reports only push a narrative that doesn’t match what I am hearing from Georgians.

“Many of my constituents have shared their personal Obamacare horror stories, and I am working hard on their behalf to fix our broken health care system. It is past time for Senate Democrats to realize that Obamacare has failed, and it is collapsing under its own weight. It is time for us to work together to provide all Americans with affordable health insurance they can actually use.”    

Georgia Obamacare Stories:

  • Brenda from Dahlonega, GA is a small business owner whose individual health insurance increased from $350 per month to $1400 per month under Obamacare. Coverage for both Brenda and her husband increased to an unaffordable $2,800 per month. These costs are detrimental to the small business the couple owns and operates.
  • Jenny from Jasper, GA is self-employed and prior to Obamacare had a quality health insurance plan with a premium of less than $400 a month with a $2,500 deductible. Since Obamacare was introduced, Jenny has seen her premium rise to $1,600 a month with a $20,000 deductible. In addition, her local doctor would not accept the plans offered through the exchange, so she was forced to purchase a private insurance plan.
  • John from Cleveland, GA had health insurance through a professional organization but was dropped from his plan when Obamacare was introduced. In 2015, he and his wife paid $7,000 per year for health insurance. In 2016, their rates increased to $14,000 per year, and they are currently paying over $22,000 per year. John will be paying 20% of his Adjusted Gross Income for health insurance in 2017.

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