Murray Statement on Congressional Budget Office Projections That Repealing Critical Affordable Care Act Program Would Increase Deficits

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on Congressional Budget Office projections showing that risk corridors in the Affordable Care Act will result in net savings for the federal government.

 "Today’s CBO report shows that Republicans’ most recent debt-limit ransom idea would not only cause premiums to skyrocket for American families, it would also add billions to the deficit. It’s a reminder that Republicans are so desperate to attack the Affordable Care Act that they will do or say just about anything, including throwing their own supposed principles on debt reduction under the bus. Republicans are clearly flailing over the debt limit, but we are not going to let them hijack the economy over bogus demands that are targeted more at settling internal political disputes than actually moving our economy forward responsibly.”