Freedom Caucus Member Rep. Brooks Still a ‘No’ on GOP Bill
BROOKS: "Well, there are three aspects of this bill that are important. The focus was on primarily the third one. And I can go into number one and number two if you wish. But the third one deals with the cost of premiums to Americans. We're supposed to be doing this in order to make health insurance and health care more affordable. Unfortunately, this legislation, this massive Republican welfare plan, does not do that, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and the joint committee on tax United Nations, health insurance premiums, if this Republican health care plan passes, will go up 15 to 20% over the next two years. And so, the intensity of the discussion that we just had was, how are we going to do what needs to be done to lower the cost of premiums, not increase them? Because increasing them is the exact opposite direction for a lot of struggling American families, who are trying to make ends meet."