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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

White House analysis of Obamacare repeal sees even deeper insurance losses than CBO

Moderator: Difficult to assess this story.  Clearly the CBO report's devastating analysis of the Trumpcare/RyanCare has blown a hole in the Trump claims of no insurance losses during his campaign. likely just the contradictions of gaslighting on a mammoth scale playing out....

White House analysis of Obamacare repeal sees even deeper insurance losses than CBO


The executive branch analysis forecast that 26 million people would lose coverage over the next decade, versus the 24 million CBO estimates.

By PAUL DEMKO

 

03/13/17 09:38 PM EDT

 

Updated 03/14/17 12:51 AM EDT

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A White House analysis of the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare shows even steeper coverage losses than the projections by the Congressional Budget Office, according to a document viewed by POLITICO on Monday.

The executive branch analysis forecast that 26 million people would lose coverage over the next decade, versus the 24 million CBO estimates. The White House has made efforts to discredit the forecasts from the nonpartisan CBO.

White House officials late Monday night disputed that the document is an analysis of the bill's coverage effects. Instead, they say it was an attempt by the Office of Management and Budget to predict what CBO's scorekeepers would conclude about the GOP repeal plan.

"This is not an analysis of the bill in any way whatsoever," White House Communications Director Michael Dubke told POLITICO. "This is OMB trying to project what CBO's score will be using CBO's methodology."

The analysis found that under the American Health Care Act the coverage losses would include 17 million for Medicaid, six million in the individual market and three million in employer-based plans.

A total of 54 million individuals would be uninsured in 2026 under the GOP plan, according to this White House analysis. That's nearly double the number projected under current law.

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John Case
Harpers Ferry, WV

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