The Senate’s “Better Care” reconciliation bill appears to be the shit-show we all knew it would be. You can read the non-partisan CBO report here. But I’m sure we’ve all heard the “22 million more uninsured” talking point which has come out of the report.
I feel like “22 million” doesn’t sufficiently illustrate the situation. So just to explain what this means: according to the CBO, there will be 49 million uninsured Americans if this reconciliation bill passes, compared to 28 million under the current law.
From the report:
Just to remind people: in 2008, when “the crisis of the uninsured” became a major issue in the 2008 presidential campaign, there were 47 million uninsured in America.
This bill doesn’t just take us back to the pre-Obamacare days, it makes it worse.