CBO: 24 Million to Lose Healthcare Under Trumpcare Plan
Paul Ryan loves freedom and this is a lot of freedom.
This is a lot of freedom https://t.co/0ElL50dL0y
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 13, 2017
Now we see why Trump and Paul Ryan kept telling dismissing the CBO report before we even saw it.
At that point you knew the news was bad. After all, if the news was good they would not be dismissing the CBO; quite the opposite.
As the Republicans were talking this down, expectations were not exactly high coming in. But even compared to those low expectations these numbers are stunning in how bad they are. Wow.
“CBO: 24 million fewer insured under House bill repealing Obamacare.”
“The legislation would lead to 14 million more people being uninsured in 2018 alone.”
“Roughly 24 million more people would be uninsured over a decade if the House Republican Obamacare repeal bill is enacted, according to a much-anticipated Congressional Budget Office analysis that could threaten GOP hopes of getting the measure through the House in the coming weeks.”
“The legislation would lead to 14 million more people being uninsured in 2018 alone. The nonpartisan scorekeeping office also forecast the GOP plan would cut the deficit by $337 billion over a decade, primarily because of the legislation’s cuts to Medicaid and private insurance subsidies.”
So they want to win their elections in 2018 on the strength of 14 million people losing their health insurance that year?
Tom Cotton has warned House GOPers not to threaten their majority by voting for a bill that can’t pass the Senate. Speaking of which, Dean Heller came out against it last night. That was before seeing these numbers.
“If you’re looking to the CBO for accuracy, you’re looking in the wrong place,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said last week.
Uh, ok. But with 24 million projected to lose their coverage even if it’s a miss of a few million more or less, it’s literally a Holocaust in healthcare in this country.
Regarding the claim it will cut the deficit:
The $935b is about taking things from the elderly, sick, poor and middle class.
The $599b is largely about giving things to the rich. https://t.co/TFz9SpIcF4
— David Leonhardt (@DLeonhardt) March 13, 2017
Recalls Al Gore, circa 2000: balancing the budget on the backs of the poor.
Paul Ryan thought this was freedom. But this much freedom?
This CBO report is so much worse for Republicans than I thought possible: https://t.co/cyUbhQFH9w
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) March 13, 2017