23 million fewer people would have insurance under GOP Obamacare repeal bill, CBO saysMay 24, 2017 |
by Dan Mangan
The current Republican bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare will lead to 23 million fewer Americans with health insurance coverage by 2026 if it becomes law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday.
That is only 1 million fewer uninsured people than had been projected for an earlier version of the GOP bill.
Most of the coverage losses still would occur next year, when 14 million more people would become uninsured than would otherwise be if Obamacare remained in place, CBO said in its new report.