Well, I hope you weren’t expecting good news. Here’s the bullet points:
- 22 fewer million Americans would have health insurance in 2026, compared with Obamacare
- In 2018 15 million fewer would have healthcare than with Obamacare
- Senate Trumpcare would cut Medicaid $772 billion over 10 years
- Under Obamacare there are currently 26 million uninsured. It’d be 49 million uninsured by 2026 with Trumpcare.
- Trumpcare would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion over 10 years (mostly by cutting Medicaid)
- Average premiums about 20% lower under Trumpcare compared to Obamacare, in 2026, because financial assistance is attached to plans with higher out-of-pocket costs, meaning your premiums would be lower but you’d actually end up spending more on healthcare
- In states that take the Essential Health Benefits waivers covered services could narrow and lifetime or annual spending caps could return, driving out-of-pocket costs up further
- 15 million fewer people enrolled in Medicaid by 2026 (due to drastic cuts)
- ETA: CBO estimated 4 million people will lose their employer-provided insurance next year under Trumpcare.
The nation's wealthiest Americans would get an average tax cut of $250,000 from the Senate health care bill pic.twitter.com/ecE7sQvjs9
— CNN (@CNN) June 27, 2017
So Trumpcare savages the poor, the working poor, and those among us who need the most help, and provides a great big paycheck to those who need it the least.
If you support this, you’re a monster, my friend.
- Reuters: Twenty-two million Americans would lose health coverage under Senate bill: CBO
- Vox: CBO: 22 million fewer Americans would have insurance under Senate health care bill
- Talking Points Memo: CBO: 22 Million Fewer With Health Coverage Under Senate GOP Obamacare Bill
- Washington Post: It’s official: The Senate health-care bill is about cutting Medicaid (Analysis)
- FiveThirtyEight: The New CBO Report On Health Insurance Didn’t Do Republicans Any Favors