Millions of Americans will lose health insurance coverage under the new GOP health care plan. According to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office, the proposed bill will be particularly bad for elederly, sick and poor Americans but will benefit the rich, young, and healthy, writes Ezra Klein in Vox. The bill won't just leave 24 million people without insurance, says Klein, but of those who remain insured, the ones who need the most help will no longer be able to afford insurance.
Republicans have discounted the new Congressional Budget Office report that estimates that 24 million Americans would be left uninsured under the new health care plan. In fact, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price "strenuously" disagreed with the analysis, calling it ubbelievable and saying that it fails take into account the entirety of the GOP plan, which will actually cover more people while lowering costs, reports Jordan Fabian in The Hill.