18 Million People Could Lose Insurance In First Year After Partial Obamacare Repeal

House Speaker Paul Ryan, joined by (from left) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Diane Black, discuss their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 10.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, joined by (from left) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Diane Black, discuss their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Jan. 10.

J. Scott Applewhite/AP

A partial repeal of Obamacare could leave 18 million people who have insurance today with no coverage one year later, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

The report estimates that 32 million people would lose their insurance over 10 years.

The CBO based its estimates on a bill passed by Republicans and vetoed by President Obama in 2015. That bill amounted to a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare, eliminating the penalty for people who didn’t have health insurance. It also cut out the government subsidies that currently help people pay their

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/17/510281627/18-million-people-could-lose-insurance-in-first-year-after-partial-obamacare-rep?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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