12.08.09

Reid Bill Would Force 10 Million Americans To Lose Employer-Based Health Coverage

Washington, D.C. – Despite the repeated promise from President Obama, Majority Leader Reid and Senate Democrats that “If you like the care you have, you can keep it,” the Reid health care bill would force between nine and ten million Americans to lose their employer-based health coverage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported last night.

“How many times have we heard President Obama say, ‘If you like the care you have, you can keep it’? The Reid bill breaks that promise,” U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) said today.

“The Reid bill would force ten million Americans to lose their insurance, even if they like the coverage they have. Unemployment is already at 10 percent, and millions of Americans have already lost their employer-provided health insurance,” Enzi added. “We can’t afford to let the Reid bill make matters worse.” A copy of the CBO findings are attached in PDF format.

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