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Obamacare Repeal Would Leave 32 Million Uninsured, Report Finds

  • Congressional Budget Office didn’t weigh unwritten replacement
  • New numbers add pressure on Republicans sworn to undo the law
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Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law.

About 18 million would be uninsured and premiums would rise as much as 25 percent in the first year alone, according to the agency, which evaluates the financial implications of policy for lawmakers.