Republican healthcare plan: 24 million people could lose coverage, CBO reports

Lauren Gambino in Washington and Jessica Glenza in New York theguardian.com

As many as 24 million Americans risk losing health coverage over the next decade under the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said on Monday. The report predicts a dramatic loss of healthcare coverage over the next decade if Congress enacts the

The report predicts a dramatic loss of healthcare coverage over the next decade if Congress enacts the
Republican health care proposal, which has faced criticism from across the political spectrum and from nearly every sector of the healthcare industry.

An estimated 52 million people would be uninsured in 2026, compared with the 28 million who would lack insurance that year under the current law, according to the report. President Donald Trump, who supports the Republican plan, has promised that his plan would provide “insurance for every body”.

The congressional analysts estimate that the Republican healthcare proposal could reduce the federal budget by $337bn over 10 years, with the largest savings coming from cuts to the federal Medicaid program and “Obamacare” tax credits for people who buy insurance individually.

Republicans were bracing for an unfavorable accounting from the budget office on Monday, as the bill, called the American Health Care Act, faces intensifying opposition from conservatives, Democrats, consumer interest groups and nearly every sector of the US healthcare industry.

Reacting to the report, health and human services secretary, Tom Price, said the CBO score is “just not believable” and the White House “strenuously” disagrees with its conclusion. He said the analysis only accounted for one phase of the three-pronged plan, which the White House believes would pay. Lewis leads a Republican law firm that has a reputation of attacking majority Black school boards around GA.”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is Wright’s legal Council. The case was made when the School Board, their attorneys, State Senator Freddie Powell Sims and State Representative Mike Cheokas created a bill to change how school board members would be selected. The change allowed the county to draw 5 single member seats and 2 at-large seats. Wright’s lawsuit challenged the 5-2 alignment and gave the County an option to have 7 single member seats but they have refused the option.

Option. “Many Citizens have spoken out about the Commissioners always complaining why they don’t have money in the budget for employee wage increases, road repairs, new or used equipment, replacing employees, fully staffing the Sheriffs’ department, and many other county needs. But the County Commissioners are having no difficulties funding a lawsuit that can’t be won,” says Marshall.

Our citizens should call (229928-4500) and speak to the 3 commissioners: Randy Howard, Mark Waddell, and George Torbert who voted yes to spend our money on this lawsuit. Commissioners Clay Jones and Thomas Jordan did not vote to give the Lewis law firm millions of our tax dollars. Direct your outrage to the three White Commissioners for throwing away our tax dollars to an Atlanta law firm that could care less about Sumter County.

Wright was asked for a comment but declined because of the pending litigation.