Chairman Alexander Statement on CBO Report on Medicare for All

Posted on May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2019 — Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office report on Medicare for All:

“The Congressional Budget Office confirmed that, under the Democrat Medicare for All scheme, Americans will lose the insurance they receive on the job—meaning that the 181 million Americans that the Census Bureau estimates have employer sponsored coverage could not keep their health insurance plan, even if they like their health insurance plan. These 181 million Americans would be forced into the Medicare program that Trustees recently said will be insolvent in seven years. CBO also warns that Medicare for All could increase wait times to see your doctor, and be slower to cover lifesaving, innovative treatments than the coverage that Americans use today.”