CBO scores GOP health care plan, finds it won’t do much

Republicans in Washington have a health care reform plan. Really, they do!

The only problem with the GOP’s health care reform plan? it won’t actually do much to fix the current system (emphasis mine):

By 2019, CBO and JCT estimate, the number of nonelderly people without health insurance would be reduced by about 3 million relative to current law, leaving about 52 million nonelderly residents uninsured. The share of legal nonelderly residents with insurance coverage in 2019 would be about 83 percent, roughly in line with the current share. CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the amendment’s insurance coverage provisions would increase deficits by $8 billion over the 2010–2019 period.

So let’s recap: the GOP’s health care “reform” plan won’t actually provide a higher percentage of Americans with health insurance, but it will add to the federal budget deficit. Sounds like a winner of a plan to me!

H/T to heartland hollar.


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