CBO Slaps Trumpcare Hard: 20 Millions Would Lose Insurance by 2020

CBO Slaps Trumpcare Hard: 20 Millions Would Lose Insurance by 2020


Millions Will Lose Coverage if Trumpcare Becomes Law. Only a few hours after White House spokesman Sean Spicer spun that the trusted and bipartisan Congressional Budget Office was suddenly not to be trusted, the CBO score on Trumpcare landed. 

And it landed hard. Trumpcare includes handing the rich a huge tax cut.  It also includes numbers that are far above estimates regarding the number of people who would be uninsured. 


It revealed that millions of Americans would lose health care coverage over the next eight years. It wasn’t that Republicans were claiming that hey were all that interesting in covering more people anyway. 

The CBO numbers are crushing:
— 14 million more people would be uninsured by 2018
— 21 million in 2020
— 24 million in 2026
— In 2026, 52 million people would be uninsured

The numbers are far worse than the 14 million that were estimated to lose coverage.  The numbers are so jarring they could derail the entire plan.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke