The Congressional Budget Office has released its score of the Senate Republicans “Better Care Act,” their version of Trumpcare.
The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026, a figure that is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured that the House version would create, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.
Next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law, the budget office said.
Here’s what to keep in mind on this score—the comparison of it should not be to the House’s “American Health Care Act” but to the status quo, to the Affordable Care Act, the law it would repeal. Just as a reminder, more than 20 million gained insurance under Obamacare. We reached the lowest level of uninsured people since 2008. The Medicare trust fund gained 12 years of solvency through the law. The law has saved tens of thousands, if not millions of lives. Oh, and it created a lot of jobs, too, to the tune of as much as 1.2 million.
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