The White House is out with its response to the report put out by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday which concludes that 22 million more people would be without insurance if the bill passed.
In a statement (via the Boston Globe), the White House said that the non-partisan CBO has had a “history of inaccuracy,” and as a result, its findings should not be accepted as fact.
“The CBO has consistently proven it cannot accurately predict how healthcare legislation will impact insurance coverage,” the statement said. “This history of inaccuracy, as demonstrated by its flawed report on coverage, premiums, and predicted deficit arising out of Obamacare, reminds us that its analysis must not be trusted blindly.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) also issued a statement in which he touted the CBO’s findings that the proposed legislation would cut taxes.
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) June 26, 2017
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