‘Donald Trump’s revised American Health Care Act (AHCA) – the Republican’s replacement for Obamacare – would leave 23 million Americans without health insurance by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has found.
The number is a slight reduction from the 24 million Americans who were forecast to lose insurance under a previous version of the bill. This version of the bill will also reduce the federal deficit by $32 billion less than the previous draft.
The AHCA has been the centre of fierce political debate since the CBO released their first estimate in March. The claim that millions of Americans could lose coverage was one reason the bill was pulled from a House vote that month, and forced into rushed revisions.’