The Ongoing Saga of Republicare

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POLITICO gained access to an analysis performed by the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget. The study reached a grimmer conclusion than the CBO’s report on the effects of Republicare. The analysis predicts a higher number of uninsured than the number given in the CBO report. Here is how POLITICO describes the findings:

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 preliminary analysis from the Office of Management and Budget forecast that 26 million people would lose coverage over the next decade, versus the 24 million CBO estimates….

According to documents viewed by POLITICO, the OMB analysis intended to assess the coverage and spending outcomes of the legislation.

The analysis found that under the American Health Care Act, the coverage losses would include 17 million for Medicaid, 6 million in the individual market and 3 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.

Again, this is an analysis performed by the Trump administration about a bill that Donald Trump endorses.

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