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Health bill to leave 22m without cover

30 June 2017

"The Senate bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative to the number under current law", the report stated.

The Senate bill, which is thought broadly similar with the one passed by the House last month, would end the requirement that most Americans have health coverage while setting up a revamped system of tax credits to help people buy insurance on the individual market.

The largest chunk of savings would come from cuts to Medicaid, federal spending on which the CBO predicts would decline by 26 percent over the next ten years. According to the C.B.O., average premiums for benchmark plans would surge 20 percent in the first year, based on the expectation that fewer health people would purchase insurance coverage.

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Johnson has said the measure leaves too much of Obamacare in place and would not lower premiums to make health care less expensive.

Every Senate Democrat has declared opposition to the legislation, and the bill will not pass if three Republican senators oppose it. But, she said, "CBO analysis shows Senate bill won't do it". That leaves room for negotiations with Ted Cruz and other on-the-fence GOP senators to flip them to "yes" votes on the plan. The CBO's report estimates that by next year, 15 million more would be uninsured.

Meanwhile, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., already warned last week he could vote against taking up the bill unless changes are made.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill in Washington. It would eliminate the mandates that require almost all Americans to have coverage and companies with more than 50 workers to provide health benefits.

The Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its analysis of the Senate Republican healthcare bill, projecting significant coverage losses both immediately and over the next decade if the legislation were to become law. "I have a hard time believing I'll have enough information for me to support a motion to proceed this week", Johnson said.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media seems to have missed the real important aspect of this bill, according to Fox News.

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday morning with a threat: Republicans might just let the Affordable Care Act "crash and burn" if Democrats don't work with the GOP on healthcare.

Health bill to leave 22m without cover