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Wed May 24, 2017, 07:48 PM

A side-by-side comparison of Obamacare and the GOP's replacement plan [View all]

The latest Congressional Budget Office report casts a new shadow over the controversial legislation and probably will complicate Republican efforts to get the bill through the Senate, where it already faces difficult prospects.

An estimated 23 million people would lose insurance as a result of the version of the bill that passed the House, a decrease of 1 million compared to the first version of the bill that Republicans introduced this year. The hardest-hit in the long run would be lower-income, older and sicker Americans, according to analysis by the CBO.

The American Health Care Act will cut $834 million in Medicaid spending, which will affect low- and moderate-income Americans. Expanded Medicaid coverage would cease and the funding structure would change.

Average premiums for health plans will be cheaper after 2020 than under Obamacare, but on average, those plans will cover less and have higher out-of-pocket expenses, the budget office projected.


Explanatory graphics at the link.

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