Latest CBO Score Today on GOP Measure to Replace Obamacare: 15 Million More Without Insurance Next Year

A GOP Senate replacement bill for Obamacare, if enacted, would result in 15 million more people without health insurance next year, and 22 million by 2026, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released today.

The latest score followed an analysis released yesterday of a proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. That  would have resulted in 32 million more people without health insurance in 2026.

In its report today, the CBO says of the replacement proposal: “In 2018, 15 million more people would be uninsured under this legislation than under current law. The increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number under current law would reach 19 million in 2020 and 22 million in 2026.”

By the CBO’s estimation, about 82 percent of all Americans under age 65 would be insured in 2026, compared with 90 percent under current law.

The numbers generally don’t seem to be in President Trump’s favor as he continually presses  Congress to overturn his predecessor’s signature legislation.

The data has a bit of good news: Federal deficits, under the measure, would be reduced by $420 billion over the next decade, the CBO says.

— Joe Cantlupe

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