U.S. Senator Collins’ Statement on Release of CBO Score for House ACA Replacement Bill

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Susan Collins made the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the House ACA replacement bill:

"The CBO estimate that millions of Americans could lose their health insurance coverage if the House bill were to become law is cause for alarm. It should prompt the House to slow down and reconsider certain provisions of the bill.

"This is an extremely important debate with significant implications for millions of Americans. We need to spend the time necessary to get this right.

"I also urge my colleagues in both houses to take a look at the legislation I have introduced with Senator Bill Cassidy, which would expand access to health care coverage, rather than contract it."