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CBO score drop: Analyzing the review of the House Republican health care plan

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (L) and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talk to reporters following the release of the Congressional Budget Office report on the proposed American Health Care Act. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As the healthcare battle continues between conservatives and Dems, a nonpartisan voice Monday gave its two cents on the American Health Care Act, the new G.O.P. bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, or C.B.O.’s review of the Republicans health care plan, 24 million less people would have coverage and take cuts to Medicaid and private subsidies which would decrease the deficit by $337 billion within a decade. As reported by POLITICO, that has garnered criticism from Democratic lawmakers. And the C.B.O. is famously objective, which potentially doesn’t bode well for the G.O.P.’s new plan.

So what does this mean for the future of healthcare in America?


Jennifer Haberkorn, senior health care reporter for POLITICO Pro; she has been following the story; she tweets @jenhab

Grace-Marie Turner, founder and president of the Galen Institute, a nonprofit policy research organization focusing on health care and tax policy; she’s also a contributor to; she tweets @gracemarietweets

Kavita Patel, M.D., nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; she’s also a practicing primary care physician at Johns Hopkins Medicine and was previously a director of policy for The White House under President Obama; she tweets @kavitapmd

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