Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand lashed out at the American Healthcare Act—the House GOP’s proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act—on Twitter after independent Congressional Budget Office revealed the act would trim the deficit but could leave millions uninsured.
The CBO found that the iteration of the bill that cleared the House earlier this month would leave fewer people without care and depress individual premium prices more than the version that foundered without a vote in March. The measure’s cuts to Medicaid and elimination of Obamacare subsidies would save the federal government $119 billion between now and 2026, the report found.
But those savings would come at the expense of an additional 23 million people lacking any form of coverage—which Schumer and Gillibrand highlighted on social media.
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