The Congressional Budget Office, led by a Republican appointee, came out with its projections about the American Health Care Act passed by the House.
In contrast to avid AHCA supporter Andy Barr’s claims, the CBO concludes that the bill will drastically raise the cost of health insurance for older, poorer Americans by more than eight times as much in the next decade.
And one out of six Americans are likely to lose coverage for pre-existing conditions, something Barr promised would not happen.
Some of the congressman’s promises are right, however. The AHCA will cut taxes — if you happen to be in the top one percent of earners, who will receive 40 percent of the tax savings.
But if you are poorer and older, like most of Barr’s constituents, you’ll pay much more and get less. Just who is Barr working for? Not us.