The current Republican bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare will lead to 23 million more Americans not having health insurance coverage by 2026 if it becomes law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday.
That is only 1 million fewer uninsured people than the 24 million people more uninsured that had been projected for an earlier version of the GOP bill. Most of the coverage losses still would occur next year, when 14 million more people would become uninsured than would otherwise be if Obamacare remained in place, CBO said in its new report. – via CNBC
Premiums would vary significantly according to health status and the types of benefits provided, and less healthy people would face extremely high premiums,” the budget office concluded.
In other words Trump is a greater threat to american citizens than terrorism by a factor of a nearly 1,000,000.
The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released a much-anticipated report detailing the possible effects of the American Health Care Act, the GOP leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The CBO projected that as many as 14 million Americans could lose their coverage due to the AHCA in 2018. As the Medicaid changes went into effect, the CBO projects this could rise to 24 million by 2026.
Critics of the law had been pointing to the CBO score as a way to fully understand the potential impact of the AHCA on the federal budget and the US healthcare system. The White House and proponents of the AHCA have spent much of the past week casting doubts on the CBO score, in an attempt to blunt the expected blow from the report.
In a press conference last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, “If you’re looking at the CBO for accuracy, you’re looking in the wrong place.” Other White House surrogates like National Economic Council chair Gary Cohn and Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney criticized the CBO’s accuracy in interviews on Sunday.
And as an added Death Bonus it guts Medicare and puts our elders at serious risk.
In the past Donald Trump and the GOP have used past CBO estimates to attack President Obama and Obamacare aka The Affordable Care Act.