The Congressional Budget Office has scored the latest Senate healthcare bill, and their predictions are out. The CBO is predicting that by 2026, 22 million fewer people will be insured if the bill were to pass.
BREAKING: Congressional Budget Office sees 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill in latest hurdle for GOP.— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) June 26, 2017
CBO— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) June 26, 2017
2018: 15 million *more* uninsured
2020: 19 million
2026: 22 million
Jim Acosta had more:
CBO: By 2026 an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 26, 2017
Earlier in the day, the White House's Twitter account tweeted that the CBO had been wrong in their predictions in the past, in what seemed like a sub-tweet at the office.
Further, the CBO is predicting that the new bill will lower the deficit and cut Medicaid by 26 percent. Premiums would be lower by about 30 percent under the proposed bill.
CBO projects a 26% cut in Medicaid (relative to current law) by 2026 under the Senate Trumpcare bill.— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 26, 2017
This post has been updated.