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New health care bill will increase uninsured Americans by 22 million – CBO

The Senate health care bill, proposed last week by the Republicans, will increase the number of uninsured Americans by almost 22 million people by 2026, compared with the reform of the previous U.S. President Barack Obama (Obamacare), the Congressional Budget Office reported.

However, the Senate bill reduces the budget deficit by $321 billion over next 10 years, compared to a $119bn reduction under the House version.

In total, by 2026, more than 49 million Americans will be uninsured, compared to twenty-six million today. The most affected will be the elderly people with low income, especially in the age group from 50 to 64 years.



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