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CBO Score on Senate Bill: 22 Million Americans Uninsured and Sharp Increases in Premiums for Older People

CBO score for BCRA says law will hurt elderly

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act projects that 22 million people would lose health insurance by 2026 and millions more would see increased out-of-pocket costs. The Commonwealth Fund’s Sara Collins and David Blumenthal, M.D., break down the bill’s effects on coverage—especially for lower-income and older people who don't yet qualify for Medicare—and its sweeping changes to Medicaid.

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