14 million people would lose insurance coverage in 2018
An estimated 14 million people would lose insurance coverage in 2018 under the new Republican healthcare plan, according to a budget analysis.
The long-awaited Republican plan was assessed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan group of budget analysts and economists.
The CBO said the added number uninsured would rise to 24 million by 2026.
The bill would reduce the federal deficits by $337bn (£275bn) over the 10-year period, the report found.
Those savings could help House Republicans sell the new legislation - known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - to some conservatives who remain sceptical about costs.
Posted on 03/14/2017 at 07:59:00 AM