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?
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 Forbes.com; 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