CBO Score on House-Passed AHCA: 23 Million Americans Uninsured and Sharp Increases in Premiums for Older People

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<p>Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated estimates for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives earlier this month following the inclusion of several amendments added to gain votes from vacillating members. </p><p>In a new post on<em> To the Point</em>, The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara Collins and David Blumenthal, M.D., explain that these amendments would result in lower deficit savings, but the bottom line for Americans would not change. Twenty-three million people are projected to lose health insurance by 2026 if the bill becomes law. Read the post for the major reasons why—and why coverage losses would affect low-income and older adults the most.</p>

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