COST ESTIMATE, American Health Care Act - Congressional Budget Office, March 13, 2017
- CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law... Later, following additional changes to subsidies for insurance purchased in the nongroup market and to the Medicaid program, the increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number under current law would rise to 21 million in 2020 and then to 24 million in 2026.
The 3 key provisions in the GOP health care bill that has some experts concerned - Maryalice Parks, ABC News, March 9, 2017
- 1) people with lower incomes or who are closer to retirement age would be likely to receive fewer tax credits from the government to help them buy their own insurance than they do through current ACA subsidies... 2) the bill could cause too much uncertainty and create negative effects in the insurance marketplace... 3) by freezing and rolling back the broader requirements to qualify for Medicaid -- a government insurance program that helps poor and disabled Americans, as well as students -- fewer people will be insured through the program, which is the largest source of healthcare in the nation.
American Health Care Act - Wikipedia
- The American Health Care Act (AHCA), nicknamed Trumpcare, is a set of two proposed United States Congress bills which were publicly released by House Republicans on March 6, 2017. The AHCA is intended to be a replacement for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly shortened to ACA, and referred to as "Obamacare") enacted in 2010 under the Obama administration.