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WH analysis of ObamaCare replacement projects bigger coverage gap than CBO: report

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The White House’s internal analysis of the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan reportedly projects more insurance losses than the report released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

The White House document, obtained by Politico, projects that 26 million people would lose coverage over the next decade under the GOP’s healthcare plan, known as the American Health Care Act.

It finds that 54 million people total would be uninsured in 2026.

{mosads}The CBO on Monday projected that the number of people without health insurance would grow by 14 million in 2018 under the Republicans’ bill.

The CBO estimated that 24 million people would become uninsured by 2026 under the bill, largely due to the proposed changes to Medicaid.

Seven million fewer people would be insured through their employers over that same time frame because some people would choose not to get coverage and some employers would decline to offer it.

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said “we disagree strenuously with the report that was put out.”

He said it was “virtually impossible” to have 14 million people lose coverage in 2018.

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