CBO scores House-approved AHCA: 5 things to know


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The Congressional Budget Office released its score on the American Health Care Act Wednesday, finding it would reduce the federal deficit significantly but increase the projected number of uninsured Americans by about 82 percent over the next 10 years.

The CBO previously scored the AHCA in March, but that was before changes were made to the bill that ultimately passed the House. The latest projections include the following modifications to the bill:

  • A delay in repealing the increase to the payroll tax
  • State waivers for essential health benefits and community rating rules
  • $8 billion in funding to offset increased premiums for people with preexisting conditions in waiver states
  • $15 billion in funding for the Federal Invisible Risk Sharing Program
  • $15 billion in state funding for maternity care and mental health services

Here are five things to know about the CBO’s findings.

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