Bombshell: White House finds 26m will lose coverage under TrumpCare

Politico has gotten its hands on a copy of an internal White House study of the Republican “Repeal and Replace” health care plan.

According to the White House analysis, 26 million people will lose coverage under TrumpCare.

That compares to the 24 million estimate from the Congressional Budget Office.

The White House and Republicans in Congress dismissed the CBO estimate as unreliable, when in fact, CBO’s estimate lines up pretty closely with the White House’s own estimate.

More from the White House document:

  • 17 million will lose Medicaid coverage;
  • 6 million will lose coverage on the individual market; and
  • A remarkable 3 million will lose coverage in employer-based plans.

This is a disaster for both Trump and the Republicans in Congress. TrumpCare/RyanCare was already on life support. Republicans in Congress have been abandoning the plan, either because they found it too conservative or too liberal. But now with the White House’s own assessment finding that 26 million people will lose coverage, including people in employer-based plans, it’s unclear what Republicans will do now.

red-donateWith the election of Donald Trump, AMERICAblog’s independent journalism and activism is more needed than ever.

Please support our work with a generous donation. (If you prefer PayPal, use this link.) We don’t make much on advertising, we need your support to continue our work. Thanks.

And buy a t-shirt and support our work:

Also, check out our Trump Swag store, where you can get your “Illegitimate” t-shirts and more. All the proceeds go to supporting our independent journalism at AMERICAblog.

Follow me on Twitter & Facebook:

Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

Share This Post

8 Responses to “Bombshell: White House finds 26m will lose coverage under TrumpCare”

  1. JudyJones11 says:

    <- I have made $104k previous year by working online a­­n­­d I was able to do it by wor­king in my own time f­o­r few hrs every day. I’m using an earning opportunity I found on-line and I am thrilled that i was able to make so much extra income. It's very beginner-friendly and I'm just so happy that i discovered it. This is what i did, Read Full Details Here
    ???????????????? www,OnlneEasyJobsAtHome,com

  2. Kenster999 says:

    Of course, this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Health care reform really ought to be called what it is: a huge tax cut for the 1% (or 0.1%?). Since so much revenue is being cut, it’s only natural that dramatically less money is available for benefits, thus the huge drop in coverage.

    I would love to see an analysis of the various permutations of reform that the Republicans offered over the years since the ACA was passed. I suspect that every other part changed somewhat, but the tax cut was always in there. That’s really the heart of it.

    TrumpCare is a tax-cut/benefits-cut.

  3. ComradeRutherford says:

    AKA: Trumpcare!

  4. brel1 says:

    oops wrong initials on that: meant Affordable Heathcare Act

  5. Demosthenes says:

    Does 26 million losing health insurance instead of “merely” 24 million make the TrumpNoCare bill better or worse for the Trump GOP? Do they care?

  6. Demosthenes says:

    I would gain significant tax advantages from TrumpNoCare’s passage. However, as a patriotic American I prefer millions of my countrymen be healthier and covered with insurance than a few extra bucks in my pocket. Many are like me. Remember Clinton’s popular vote victory included many like me.

  7. brel1 says:

    Here’s an idea: all the non-greedy rich people could march on Washington to protest their tax cuts and the repeal of the AHCA that would hurt poor and middle class people who need health insurance.

  8. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    Trump and Ryan are quite disappointed. They were hoping the number would be closer to 50 million losing coverage. That should put even more money into the pockets of the top .1%.

© 2020 AMERICAblog Media, LLC. All rights reserved. · Entries RSS