Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its score on the "Better Care Reconciliation Act." Its findings include the following - "By 2026, among people under age 65, enrollment in Medicaid would fall by about 16% and an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law."
That is just one example of the damage that this legislation would do to the health and well-being of individual Americans, to our communities and to our economy.
You can draw your own conclusions from the CBO analysis and watch for further analysis.
CHF Board President, Leni Preston, stated that:
"This bill shows a complete lack of moral clarity or fiscal responsibility. It must not pass. Rather we must work together to build upon the framework of the Affordable Care Act to ensure thattrue and equitable access to care is a right for all and not a privilege for the few."