CHA News Article

CBO Estimates 22 Million Will Lose Coverage Under Senate Health Care Bill

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act — the U.S. Senate’s draft legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to the CBO, 22 million additional people would be uninsured by 2026 if the legislation is passed. The analysis also concludes that the Senate bill would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion between 2017 and 2026, which is $200 billion more than the estimated savings from the American Health Care Act, the House of Representatives’ bill to replace the ACA.

Tomorrow, CHA will issue an Advocacy Alert updating hospitals about the legislation and what they can do, including talking points and other resources.