The analysis shows that 23 million Americans will lose their healthcare coverage over 10 years, a small improvement over the 24 million projected under the previous version of the bill. In 2026, an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance under current law.
Other key points to note in the analysis. The legislation will:
- Slash $834 billion dollars from Medicaid, leading to huge service and eligibility cuts for low-income people, seniors, and the disabled;
- Shift billions in costs to state governments;
- Significantly increase premiums for older adults;
- Allow states to waive the ACA's required essential health benefits; and,
- Permit insurers to charge higher premiums for those with pre-existing conditions who don't maintain continuous coverage.
All of this to provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy.
- Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders could lose their coverage.
- Billions of dollars in federal Medicaid funding is at risk, which will force the State to drop enrollees or drastically reduce benefits.
- And More
It is now up to the Senate to protect consumers from the devastating impacts of this bill.