Fourteen million fewer people would be insured under the Republican-crafted American Health Care Act in its first year, the nonpartisan
This would nearly double the number of uninsured Americans; 52 million people would lack insurance in 2026 compared with 28 million if the ACA remained in place.
Enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce the federal deficit by
The American Health Care Act would hit rural states with older populations, like
A 27-year-old earning
Despite these disparities in his rural district, Republican Rep.
"The CBO estimate that millions of Americans could lose their health insurance coverage if the House bill were to become law is cause for alarm," she said in a statement Monday. She urged House backers of the plan to go back to the drawing board. She and
"Look around at your friends, your neighbors, your family and your loved ones. This bill is going to cost someone you know their health insurance," King said in a statement Monday.
"I hope this report will be a wake-up call to those who are breathlessly pushing this misguided proposal forward, and I make a plea to them -- on behalf of the tens of millions of Americans who will be hurt by this bill -- abandon this approach and let's work together to fix the Affordable Care Act."
Seeking to reduce the deficit is a worthwhile goal. Doing it by taking health insurance away from millions of Americans to increase tax breaks for the wealthy is not only the wrong approach, it is heartless.
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