There is a lot of hysteria out there about one bill floating in Congress to replace Obamacare.
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) March 13, 2017
That does seem crazy, right? 14 million folks losing health care? So we decided to actually check on what the big fuss was about over at the Congressional Budget Office and found the rest of the paragraph:
CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law. Most of that increase would stem from repealing the penalties associated with the individual mandate. Some of those people would choose not to have insurance because they chose to be covered by insurance under current law only to avoid paying the penalties, and some people would forgo insurance in response to higher premiums.
Our other question, how could so many people lose something they are paying for? The answer is that those who aren’t actually paying for it are the ones who might have to start paying some money for it.
To hear all the fuss, we thought we would lose our entire insurance plan, doctor and benefits like we did under Obamacare.