CBO says 24 million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2026. Why? Some would choose not to have insurance because the bill ends the mandate that people buy insurance or pay a penalty. Others would forgo insurance because of rising premiums. And many would lose coverage because of dramatic changes to
The overall effect: Americans approaching
At the same time, the bill would reduce the federal deficit by
Those are, again, CBO estimates. They aren't the final word on whether the current
Now, the big question: What do
We're sure that opponents --
So the next chapter begins: What might an improved bill include?
Are there other ways to whittle back the estimated number of people who lose coverage? Yes, probably by adjusting the
If this CBO report propels
But remember that if
Yes, it is. The CBO just made the Republican task more complicated, but also possibly more clear: Americans need health coverage that is flexible, that they can afford and that includes the doctors and hospitals they want.
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