The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on Monday showing that the health care plan pushed by House Speaker Raul Ryan and President Donald Trump to replace Obamacare would end up in disaster because it will add 24 million uninsured people within a decade.
The report comes after the Trump administration criticized the CBO for getting their numbers wrong. The nonpartisan agency previously overestimated the number of people who would be covered under Obamacare by also the SAME figure – 24 million.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Weekly Standard reported that soon before Obamacare’s implementation in 2013, the CBO said that 201 million people on average would have private health insurance by 2016. The CBO downgraded that estimate to an average of 177 million people last year — a difference of 24 million people.
Their analysis of the GOP-backed American Health Care Act found that changes to the health care marketplace and Medicaid would add 24 million more uninsured people by 2026.
Based on how they got it all wrong with Obamacare, it’s not surprising that White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested last week that the CBO is not the place to go if you’re looking for accuracy.