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
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.