Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Statement on CBO Report

Mar 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today released the following statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s cost estimate of the Republican health care bill:

“President Trump promised ‘insurance for everybody’ and Secretary Price said that everybody will get coverage under the Republican plan. More than 20 million people gained insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and we have the lowest uninsured rate in U.S. history,” Rep. Cooper said. “But today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed what health experts already feared – 24 million Americans will lose their health insurance under the Republican health plan. That’s not insurance for everybody. Republicans are undoing progress that was made and ruining lives.”