Leading Nurses' Association Reacts to CBO Score on the Senate's Health Care Repeal Bill

(TUALATIN, Ore.) - The Oregon Nurses Association’s (ONA’s) Executive Director Martin Taylor issued the following statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of the U.S. Senate’s health care repeal bill.    

“The Congressional Budget Office’s report confirms what every major health care organization has been telling Congress for months: Republicans’ health care repeal will be disastrous for millions of people and will make our country sicker and poorer.

Rushing to vote for a bill which eliminates health care for 22 million Americans in order to hand hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthy and insurance companies is indefensible.

There’s still time for Senators to listen to what thousands of nurses and millions of Americans are telling them. Reject this heartless repeal bill and begin working on real health care reforms to make health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans.”

ONA was founded in 1904 as the professional association for nurses in Oregon. It represents more than 14,000 nurses throughout Oregon and is the state’s largest nursing professional association and union. ONA’s mission is to advocate for nursing, quality health care and healthy communities. For more information visit www.OregonRN.org.  

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