CBO Confirms That Senate Healthcare Bill Will Be Deathcare For Poorer Americans Age 50-64

The CBO found that the people who are going to be hit hardest by the Senate healthcare bill will be poorer Americans age 50-64.

The CBO reported, “CBO and JCT expect that this legislation would increase the number of uninsured people substantially. The increase would be disproportionately larger among older people with lower income particularly people between 50 and 64 years old with income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.”

All people across all age groups are going to lose their healthcare. People are going to pay more money for less coverage, but this bill is going to hit older Americans the hardest. People age 50-64 will be effectively priced out of the market, or they will be forced to pay high premiums and out of pocket costs for coverage that won’t meet their needs.

What is troubling is that the CBO may be underestimating the damage that this bill will cause. The CBO assumes that states will pick up the burden in some cases, or will help people secure affordable coverage, but in the vast majority of states, the waivers are going to be used so that governments can spend less money on healthcare.

Without health insurance, many of those Americans who have preexisting conditions and age 50-64 will die. Trumpcare is deathcare, as Republicans are ready to kill innocent Americans to give tax cuts to the top two percent.