AHCA! AHCA! Who wins in GOP repeal of the Affordable Care Act: Insurance companies and the wealthy | Eclectablog

At a public appearance this past weekend, Republican Congressman Tim Walberg told the crowd at an impromptu townhall, “Remember, the Affordable Care Act was passed without CBO scoring.”

This is false. Although the CBO hadn’t scored earlier versions of the ACA passed in the House and Senate, the final bill was scored several days before the final vote.

And, as it turns out, they pretty much nailed it. Yesterday, the nonpartisan CBO released its assessment of the Republican plan to repeal the ACA known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and, as expected, it is going to be devastating for many Americans:

The analysis, released late Monday afternoon by the Congressional Budget Office, predicts that 24 million fewer people would have coverage a decade from now than if the Affordable Care Act remains intact, nearly doubling the share of Americans who are uninsured from 10 percent to 19 percent.

The office projects the number of uninsured people would jump 14 million after the first year…

READ MORE HERE: AHCA! AHCA! Who wins in GOP repeal of the Affordable Care Act: Insurance companies and the wealthy | Eclectablog

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