For immediate release
March 13, 2017
WASHINGTON–UNITE HERE President D. Taylor issued the following statement on the CBO scoring of the American Health Care Act:
“The facts are now in that explain the devastation of Trumpcare on American workers. The CBO numbers make it perfectly clear: Trumpcare isn’t about ‘insurance for everybody’ that would be ‘much less expensive and much better,’ as President Trump promised. It’s a half trillion-dollar tax cut for the rich on the backs of the poor, the sick, and the vast majority of Americans who get coverage through work. It will cost 24 million Americans their healthcare coverage and push a huge ‘Trumpcare tax’ onto middle-class families–to the tune of $30.5 billion in its first two years alone and an estimated $300 billion through 2034. Congress must reject this awful plan.”
UNITE HERE represents 270,000 women and men across North America who work in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation, and airport industries. Learn more at www.unitehere.org.