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22 million more people will be left uninsured by Congress – their health care is free

July 20, 2017

22 million more people will be left uninsured by Congress – Their health care is free

22 million more Americans would be left uninsured under revised version of Senate Republicans’ withdrawn health-care bill, CBO says
In their latest assessment of Senate Republican’s attempts to rewrite the Affordable Care Act, congressional budget analysts say a plan that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pulled from consideration earlier this week would increase the ranks of the uninsured by 22 million a decade from now — the same as a previous bill version.

The CBO forecast issued Thursday looked at a rejiggered iteration of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which Senate GOP leaders unveiled a week ago in a so-far unsuccessful attempt to win enough support from the chamber’s Republican majority. Compared with earlier versions, It would give more money to states to help pay for insurance for high-cost patients and would preserve some ACA taxes. It would still eliminate the law’s requirement that most Americans carry health insurance, would phase out the law’s expansion of Medicaid and would transform the rest of Medicaid funding.

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