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CBO: Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured By 2026

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Monday released its cost estimate of Senate Republicans’ health-care bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The CBO score revealed that by next year, 15 million additional people would be uninsured under the plan, as opposed to under ObamaCare, the current law. By 2026, 22 million more people would be uninsured. The CBO had predicted 23 million more individuals would be uninsured by 2026 under the House GOP’s health-care bill; the BCRA is the Senate’s version of the House measure, which passed early last month. The CBO also estimated that the BCRA would reduce the federal deficit over the next decade by $321 billion — $202 billion more in savings than the estimate for the House bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pushing for a vote on the BCRA this week.

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