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5/26/17

US Healthcare: Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says - by L.Gambino and D.Rushe

The hastily redrawn Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare would leave an extra 23 million people without health insurance over the next decade, the first official independent analysis of the plan has found.

The health reforms, forced through the House earlier this month and exuberantly celebrated by Donald Trump and scores of Republicans in the White House rose garden, would reduce the federal budget deficit by $119bn over the same period, according to an estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday.

Read more: Republican healthcare plan will cost 23 million people their coverage, CBO says | US news |The Guardian

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