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Senate GOP Health Proposal Would Leave 22 Million Uninsured

  • Legislation cuts Medicaid spending by $772 billion over decade
  • Senate likely to begin voting to advance legislation this week
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How the Senate Health Bill Compares to the House Bill

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Senate Republicans’ plan to replace Obamacare will increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million, raise costs for many people currently enrolled in private insurance and slash Medicaid by billions of dollars, according to an estimate by the Congressional Budget Office.

The Senate bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, would reduce the deficit by $321 billion over a decade, according to the CBO, which provides nonpartisan analysis of legislation. That compares with a bill that passed the House of Representatives in May, which CBO at the time projected would result in 23 million fewer people with insurance and cut the deficit by $119 billion.