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Brookings: CBO will predict 15 million to lose coverage under GOP reform bill

While we wait for a CBO score, expected next week, Brookings is out with their estimate of the impacts of the GOP #PayMoreForLess ACA repeal bill and – shocker – the news is NOT good for Republicans. From Politico:

FACT CHECK: Speaker Ryan's Press Conference

Speaker Ryan’s lengthy defense of the GOP’s repeal bill today is just begging for a fact check, so here we go:

WHAT HE SAID: “This law is in the middle of a collapse and people are quickly losing their choices…  If we simply did nothing, just washed our hands of it, if we in the majority party said, ‘You know what, the Democrats gave us Obamacare, let them live with it.’ the collateral damage in this country would be awful.”

Hoyer Statement on Committee Markups of GOP’s Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

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March 9, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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GOP Hypocrisy: Rushing Their ACA Repeal Bill, Hiding the Impact From the American People

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March 9, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Floor Remarks on Republican Efforts to Hide Their Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

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March 9, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Whip Hoyer Launches ResistRepeal.org, a New Website Dedicated to Ensuring the Public's Voice is Heard as Congress Debates the Republican ACA Repeal Bill

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March 9, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Top 10 Reasons Every American Should Be Concerned By the House GOP’s Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

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March 8, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Discusses the GOP Bill to Make Americans Pay More For Less with MSNBC's Craig Melvin

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March 8, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Editorial Boards: Reject The GOP Bill to Repeal the ACA, Force Americans to Pay More for Less

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March 8, 2017

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Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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FACT CHECK: Chairman Brady's Opening Remarks

There were a number of dubious claims made during Chairman Brady’s opening remarks this morning; we’ll point out just two of the biggest whoppers below:

WHAT HE SAID: “As President Trump said in his address to Congress last week, ‘Obamacare is collapsing,’ and ‘decisive action must be taken to protect all Americans.’ This morning, we will answer President Trump’s call to action, and we will send a clear message to all who are hurting because of this law. That message is: Relief is on the way.”