Wednesday, November 22, 2017

22 million Americans would become uninsured under Senate health-care bill, CBO estimates


Congressional Budget Office estimate may complicate Republicans’ plans to pass their bill

The Associated Press
Posted: Jun 26, 2017 4:57 PM ET
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017 4:57 PM ET

The Senate health-care bill would result in 22 million more uninsured Americans over the next decade compared with the current law.

That’s according to an analysis Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

The figure may further complicate Senate Republican leaders’ plans to pass their bill this week. It’s barely an improvement upon the health-care bill that passed the House — which would have resulted in 23 million more uninsured.

Several Republican senators have said they want to see their bill cover more people than the House version. And President Donald Trump himself called the House bill “mean” — although he’s lent his support to the Senate version and is lobbying for passage.

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