Audit estimates 32 million more uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican bill erasing but not replacing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law would mean an additional 32 million uninsured people by 2026.

The report from Congress’ nonpartisan budget analyst says the measure would cause average premiums for people buying their own health insurance to double by 2026.

It also says that by that same year, three-fourths of Americans would live in regions without any insurers selling policies to individuals.

The report was released as Senate leaders consider a vote next week on legislation repealing Obama’s law, but not replacing it.

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1 Comment

  • Kevin Rahe

    Premiums doubling by 2026 would be a blessing. My family’s premiums have doubled in just the last 4 years under Obamacare.

    If we start using health insurance like we use all other kinds of insurance, there will be no more issues with health insurance than there are now with homeowner’s insurance, life insurance, auto insurance, etc.