The most widely disseminated lie that the leftist media and their fellow traveler scumbag democrats in Congress is all about the millions losing their coverage. It is a fucking lie!
CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law. Most of that increase would stem from repealing the penalties associated with the individual mandate. Some of those people would choose not to have insurance because they chose to be covered by insurance under current law only to avoid paying the penalties, and some people would forgo insurance in response to higher premiums.
Later, following additional changes to subsidies for insurance purchased in the nongroup market and to the Medicaid program, the increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number under current law would rise to 21 million in 2020 and then to 24 million in 2026. The reductions in insurance coverage between 2018 and 2026 would stem in large part from changes in Medicaid enrollment—because some states would discontinue their expansion of eligibility, some states that would have expanded eligibility in the future would choose not to do so, and per-enrollee spending in the program would be capped. In 2026, an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law.
from the report,emphasis mine
The first lie is of course how everyone is passing over the fact that the estimates are all about people choosing not to have coverage once the immoral mandates are abolished.That is losing coverage or getting kicked off the coverage rolls. The fact that no allowance seems to be made for those who would utilize other aspects of the AHCA to actually retain coverage is also very telling.
The second stanza of dishonesty concerns the Medicaid expansions. Now it is important to remember that the overwhelming majority of people who got covered under ACA actually did so via Medicaid. Not quality insurance,not the markets. It also states as fact what is nothing but pure speculation and biased lies. The fucking CBO doesn’t have a fucking clue about how states will respond. They certainly don’t seem to care to recall various states innovations in Medicaid prior to ACA that were superior to what is going on now.
Don’t buy the lies!
For the CBO report click here