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22 Million to Lose Health Insurance Under Senate Bill. UMA to the Rescue!

June 26, 2017

The 142-page Senate bill which makes the first step at repealing and replacing Obamacare as scored today by the CBO which is the “non-partisan” Congressional Budget Office which determines how much new bills will cost among other things. The bottom line is it will save the U.S. $321 million dollars over ten years and 22 million fewer people will have health insurance as a result.

The CBO goes on to say the largest savings in H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017  (see full text at bottom) would come from reductions in outlays for Medicaid—spending on the program would decline in 2026 by 26 percent in comparison with what CBO projects under current law—and from changes to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) subsidies for nongroup health insurance (see Figure 1). Those savings would be partially offset by the effects of other changes to the ACA’s provisions dealing with insurance coverage: additional spending designed to reduce premiums and a reduction in revenues from repealing penalties on employers who do not offer insurance and on people who do not purchase insurance.

Before the CBO released the score for the Senate plan, five GOP senators said they will not back it in its current form. Four conservative senators — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — argue it does not go far enough to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Last week we told you what you needed to know about the bill, here is an excerpt:

According to The New York Times, The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance, while offering states the ability to drop many of the benefits required by the Affordable Care Act, like maternity care, emergency services and mental health treatment.

President Obama said on Facebook the bill is a transfer of wealth from the middle class to the rich.

Jonathon Gruber, the architect of Obamacare said via a Fox News interview, it takes Obamacare and makes it worse. He added

Whether you are one of the 22 million about to lose health insurance or not, you should know there is a better way to get healthcare.

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that there should be more time to debate the bill.

Full Text of H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (emphasis added by us)

June 26, 2017
Cost Estimate
CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would reduce federal deficits by $321 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative to current law.

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