Caforio Statement on Senate Health Care Repeal Bill

Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the Senate’s health care bill will lead to higher premiums and deductibles, 22 million Americans will lose their health care, older people will pay significantly more, and people with pre-existing conditions will lose protections. This report is similar to the CBO’s score of the House bill, which Rep. Steve Knight voted for last month and continues to stand behind.

In response, Bryan Caforio said, “Like the House version, the Senate’s bill can only be described as a failure of leadership and unfortunately, middle-class Americans have the most to lose. Republicans in Congress have been warned over and over again and yet they still want to jam through a bill that will raise health care costs and reduce coverage. Working families can’t afford to pay more for their health care, and they certainly shouldn’t have to worry about not being able to afford health care because of their age or because of a pre-existing condition.” 

Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.


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