05.24.17

Senator David Perdue: Regardless Of CBO Score, Obamacare Is Collapsing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) comments on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score for the House-passed health care bill:

“Regardless of any CBO score, it’s no secret Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight. Families need real relief now from the limited choices and skyrocketing costs of the failed law. Doing nothing is not an option. The Senate is working now to build on the efforts in the House to make our health care system more affordable and accessible for everyone.”

Background on Obamacare in Georgia:

  • In Georgia, average monthly health care premiums have doubled since Obamacare’s key provisions were implemented from $209 in 2013 to an unaffordable $431 in 2017.
  • 96 out of 159 counties in Georgia only have one insurance carrier and many counties nationwide have been told their only insurance carrier will not be in business next year. 

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.