Twenty-two million fewer people would have health coverage over the next 10 years under legislation that Senate Republicans aim to bring to the floor for a vote this week, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
The measure would dramatically scale back federal funding for Medicaid and financial assistance low- and middle-income people receive to make private health insurance affordable. The hundreds of billions of dollars saved would mostly be transferred to wealthy people and health care companies in the form of tax cuts. And the bill would reduce the federal budget deficit by $321 billion over the coming decade.Here's the CBO report for you.
The jig is now up; there's no fixing this as a purported "health insurance reform bill." We now want to hear from the weasel caucus as to how this will affect their vote.
BONUS (click on tweets to enlarge):
What's 22 million people without health insurance if a few hundred can make Champagne popsicles with the good stuff?— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 26, 2017
WOW. CBO: Premiums for a 64-year old with middle income go from $6,800 under ACA to $20,500 under BCRA ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/iBm6eBbpw7— Topher Spiro (@TopherSpiro) June 26, 2017
For a Medicaid cut that supposedly doesn't exist, it's going to have some awfully big effects pic.twitter.com/vpPuWD0YqE— Jonathan Cohn (@CitizenCohn) June 26, 2017
The CBO's bottom line: this bill makes insurance unaffordable for the poor to fund tax cuts for the rich https://t.co/T2C75gCAyX— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) June 26, 2017
Sounds pretty mean to me. pic.twitter.com/ksvBAgLFD9— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) June 26, 2017