Posted on June 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2017 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) report on the draft Senate health care bill:
"The Congressional Budget Office report is helpful information for every senator to consider as we review the draft Senate bill and look at how it will affect our states. I'm encouraged that CBO says premiums would begin to fall under this bill starting in 2020, especially in states that take advantage of the new flexibility available under the bill. It's important to remember that the alternative to this bill is current law that leaves 162,000 Tennesseans who make less than $12,000 a year without aid to buy insurance, and as many as 350,000 Tennesseans in the individual market facing the real possibility of having zero insurance options next year."