Trump’s Healthcare Proposal Would Make 24 Million People Lose Insurance Coverage
While President Donald Trump recently revealed details regarding his plan to overhaul Obamacare, organizations like the American Medical Association have already opposed it.
Now, the Congressional Budget Office has released a report late yesterday claiming that, if Trump’s new plan goes through, 24 million people would not be insured in 10 years as compared to if what Obama had put into place with Obamacare was to remain. While ten years is a long time for that to occur over- and, even if Trump gets a second term, he’d be out by then and some of this could be already changed again- the number is still staggering and alarming.
What’s more, is that the Congressional Budget Office predicts that, in the first year, 14 million people would loose insurance coverage.
While the report points out some other issues with Trump’s plan- including higher premiums after the first year and having less spending on Medicaid- the numbers alone speak for themselves.
Obamacare may not be the perfect solution, but if we’re going to make revisions to healthcare, it should be to get more people coverage for a lower price, not have people- especially so many- losing coverage in the process.