It was Trump who pushed for Senate Republicans to vote on a repeal only bill, and the CBO has released a new finding that 32 million Americans would lose their health insurance coverage under Trump’s scheme.
Those are some devastating numbers. 17 million people would lose their insurance immediately. Twenty million Americans would lose their coverage by the time that Trump runs for reelection in 2020. Health insurance premiums would double by 2026, and at the same time, three-quarters of the US population would have no insurers participating in the insurance market.
If moderate Republicans couldn’t stomach taking health care coverage away from 22 million Americans, they aren’t going to support taking coverage away from 32 million Americans. If this bill passed, it would harm more than 30 million Americans while wrecking the health care system in the United States, and Trump doesn’t care.
These numbers are proof that the Trump plan is a disaster and why any vote on the bill is likely to go down in flames in the Senate.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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