This week the Congressional Budget Office scored the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare even though he doesn’t want it branded with his name (wonder why…), the bill that Paul Ryan and the Republicans put forth to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The CBO, as it’s called, is a nonpartisan Congressional office for assessing the potential impact and cost of legislation put forth by Congress.
The CBO reported that the bill will reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the 2017-2026, but 14 million people will lose their health insurance in 2018 and 24 million by 2026. Paul Ryan is said to be playing up the cost savings to get conservative Republicans on board with supporting the legislation and he may be successful in the House of Representatives. But the bill will be blocked if three Republican Senators vote against the legislation.
Today on HealthCetera, we’ll discuss Trumpcare, what it does and its impact on people and community health centers. HealthCetera producer Diana Mason discusses the major features of Trumpcare and why it will increase the number of people in the country who are uninsured.
So tune in on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 1:00 on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City or at www.wbai.org. Or you can listen anytime by clicking on the following link: