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CBO estimates millions more would be uninsured under GOP repeal plan

The Congressional Budget Office releases its anticipated analysis of the American Health Care Act, Republican's replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act.

The Atlantic: CBO: 24 Million Fewer People Would Have Health Insurance By 2026
The Republicans’ effort to pass their proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act just got a whole lot harder. The Congressional Budget Office on Monday projected that the House leadership’s American Health Care Act would result in 24 million Americans losing their health insurance while raising premiums for those covered on the individual market. Their bill would lower federal deficits by $337 billion over 10 years, largely as a result of cuts to Medicaid that would reduce its enrollment by 14 million, according to the estimate. (Berman, 3/13)

The Hill: CBO: Millions Would Lose Coverage Under GOP Healthcare Plan
The long-awaited analysis from the nonpartisan congressional scorekeeper is sure to shake up the debate over the measure, which is already facing sharp criticism from conservatives and many centrist Republicans. The GOP bill repeals ObamaCare’s subsidies to buy coverage, replacing them with smaller tax credits, as well as the law’s Medicaid expansion after 2019. Both moves were expected to lead to coverage losses. (Sullivan, 3/13)

The Associated Press: CBO: GOP Health Plan Would Cut Insurance For 14M, Save $337B
The report says that under the plan, 14 million fewer people will have insurance in 2018, and 24 million fewer people will be insured by 2026. (3/13)

Washington Post: Congress’ Analyst: 14M Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Bill
President Donald Trump backs the GOP plan. Republican leaders have said their aim is to lower health care costs. They say coverage statistics are misleading because many people covered under Obama’s law have high out-of-pocket costs that make health care unaffordable. (Fram and Alonso-Zaldivar, 3/13)

CNN: CBO Report: 14 Million Fewer Insured By 2018 Under GOP Health Care Law
Fourteen million more Americans would be uninsured under the House Republican health care bill than under Obamacare in 2018, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday. The long-anticipated score immediately puts the writers and supporters of the GOP Obamacare bill on the defensive. It is also certain to complicate the party's already troubled efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. (Lee, 3/13)

Bloomberg: GOP's Health Plan Would Cut Coverage for 24 Million, CBO Says
House Speaker Paul Ryan has prepared his party in anticipation of receiving an estimate that more people would be uninsured than under the Affordable Care Act ... Republicans hand-picked the current CBO director, Keith Hall. And Price praised Hall in April 2015, after he and other congressional Republicans had just installed him in the post. (Edney and Tracer, 3/13)

New York Times: G.O.P. Health Law Insures Fewer People, Nonpartisan Review Shows
Republicans had been bracing for what was almost certain to be a bleak accounting of the legislation’s projected effects ... The numbers released Monday will only make it more difficult for Republicans to explain why their legislation would bring positive change to the country’s health care system. (Kaplan, 3/13)

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Politico: CBO: 24 Million Fewer Insured Under House Bill Repealing Obamacare
The nonpartisan scorekeeping office also forecast the GOP plan would cut the deficit by $337 billion over a decade, primarily because of the legislation's cuts to Medicaid and private insurance subsidies. (Pradhan, 3/13)

NBC News: CBO: 24 Million More Without Health Insurance Under GOP Plan
The projection only further complicates the already shaky chances the legislation passes. Democrats stand ready to pounce on GOP lawmakers for advocating for a plan that could lead to less Americans having health insurance. (Rafferty, 3/13)

CNBC: 24 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Coverage By 2026 Under GOP's Obamacare Replacement, New Estimate Says
The total loss in coverage over the next decade would wipe out Obamacare's gains in coverage, and then some. (Managan, 3/13)

McClatchy: 14 Million Would Lose Coverage Under GOP Repeal Legislation, CBO Says
Republicans have been girding for the report since last week, trying to raise doubts by casting aspersions on the accuracy and significance of the Congressional Budget Office’s work. (Pugh, 3/13)

Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent news service. It is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health-care-policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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