How Many Would Lose Health Coverage? It Depends On How You Define ‘Insurance’

According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would lead to 24 million people losing insurance. But that could depend on how you define “insurance.”

Getty Images/iStockphoto


hide caption

toggle caption

Getty Images/iStockphoto

According to the Congressional Budget Office, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act would lead to 24 million people losing insurance. But that could depend on how you define “insurance.”

Getty Images/iStockphoto

When the Congressional Budget Office on Monday announced that the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would lead to 24 million people losing insurance coverage, Tom Price cried foul.

Price, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, said the estimate that 14 million people would lose insurance in a year, and another 10 million over the following nine years, was “virtually impossible.”

“It basically says that we’ll be right back at pre-Obamacare status with about 40 million people uninsured in this country, ” Price said outside the White House on Monday. “We believe that the plan that we’re putting in place

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/14/520106003/how-many-would-lose-health-coverage-it-all-depends-how-you-define-insurance?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

Tagged:

Comments are closed.