According to UPROXX.com in May Rep Paul Ryan push the American Healthcare Act through without a CBO score. Now the Score is out and it ain’t looking good at all. The number of people who will be left uninsured within a decade is in the dozens of millions.
CNN News – “CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 15 million more people would be uninsured under this legislation than under current law – primarily because the penalty for not having insurance would be eliminated. The increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number projected under current law would reach 19 million in 2020 and 22 million in 2026. In later years, other changes in the legislation – lower spending on Medicaid and substantially smaller average subsides for coverage in the non group market – would also lead to increases in the number of people without health insurance. By 2026, among people under age 65, enrollment in Medicaid would fall by about 16 percent and an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law.”
So for an more accurate account 22 million people will be left without insurance if this bill is passed. The Senate bill keeps Affordable Care Act subsidies in place, but in name only. The legislation will not provide as much funding for those subsidies and makes it harder for older enrollees to receive them.
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