CBO Report: HR 1628 American Health Care Act
On May 24, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its new estimate of The American Health Care Act (HR 1628), the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The CBO estimated that the measure would reduce federal spending by $119 billion over a decade, compared to a previous estimate of $150 billion over a decade. That $32 billion increase in spending from the previous legislation would cause the number of Americans lacking medical insurance to rise by 23 million by 2026, which is 1 million less than under previous estimates.
Republican senators have been waiting to see the latest estimate on the costs and effects of the House of Representatives’ health care bill, even though they plan to make significant changes in their own version of the bill.
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June 6, 2017:
What's next for the American Health Care Act
The Point of Health podcast features Donald Ingalls, Vice President, State and Federal Relations of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The episode covers the latest updates on Republican's efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.