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The White House's estimate of coverage losses under the GOP's health care plan is even larger than the CBO

March 14,2017 07:19

Business Insider's Bob Bryan broke down the specifics of the CBO's report on the American Health Care Act's impacts. The nonpartisan agency's assessment released on Monday estimatedthat as many as 24 million more people would be uninsured under ...



Health
and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (C) and Aetna CEO Mark
Bertolini (R) listen to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during
a meeting with health insurance company CEOs at the White House
in Washington, U.S. February 27, 2017.
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The White House ran an internal examination of the potential
impacts of the American Health Care Act and found that the number
of Americans who would be uninsured within 10 years could
actually be closer to 26 million, not the
24 million
projected by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Politico
viewed a document outlining the White House's projections on
Monday.

The White House's specific estimates break down to: 17
million people losing Medicaid coverage, six million people
losing coverage in the individual market, and three million
losing coverage in employer-based plans, Politico
reported. 

By 2026, the total number of uninsured Americans will be
around 54 million. That number is nearly double the
projections under the Affordable Care Act better known as
Obamacare.

Business Insider's Bob Bryan broke down the specifics of
the CBO's report on the American Health Care Act's impacts. The
nonpartisan agency's assessment released
on Monday estimatedthat as many as 24 million more
people would be uninsured under the GOP's replacement for
Obamacare and that the federal budget deficit would shrink by
more than $300 billion over the next decade.

SEE ALSO: The CBO says as many as 24 million more Americans could be uninsured under 'Trumpcare'

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