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The CBO Is Right, and House Republicans Know It

Thomas Huelskoetter responds to the Congressional Budget Office's recent report on the American Health Care Act.

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  • Thomas Huelskoetter

The early reviews of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) have been disastrous, with doctors, hospitals, and liberal and conservative experts alike panning the House majority’s legislation. On Monday, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office added its official score to the pile-on, projecting that 24 million Americans would lose health care coverage by 2026 if the bill was enacted.

The rest of the details from the CBO aren’t any prettier. The negative impact would start almost immediately, with 14 million Americans becoming uninsured next year as a result of the AHCA. This uninsured impact would grow even worse over time, to 21 million by 2020 and 24 million by 2026.

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Thomas Huelskoetter

Policy Analyst