Republican Health Plans – Not So Different

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A July 24 NYT’s article has looked at the key numbers in six of the proposed Republican healthcare plans as analyzed by the CBO.

In terms of the number of uninsured, there is little difference among the plans. The biggest difference is the impact on the deficit (the ten year estimated savings range from $119 billion to $473 billion).

One of the most important variables — how many people would be without health coverage — is essentially the same in five of the plans that repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Those plans would increase the number of uninsured by more than 20 million people in 10 years.

The uninsured would increase by more than 30 million people under a sixth plan, a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act with no replacement. This plan is similar to a 2015 repeal bill that was vetoed by President Barack Obama in 2016.