The continuing disaster that is the Republican American Healthcare Act (AHA) has gone further with the threat of 24 million people losing their health insurance by 2026. Compared to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million more people received health insurance.
According to the budget office, average premiums for people buying insurance on their own would be 15 to 20 percent higher in 2018 and 2019 than they would be under the current law. However, those premiums would then be lower than projected, around 10 percent lower in 2026.
The AHA will only save $337 billion over just nine years, which would be $37.4 billion per year. This isn’t a huge save in terms of government spending and savings, considering that we spent nearly $600 billion on the military and $229 billion on interest in the federal debt, all in the 2015 budget.
President Trump promised everyone would have coverage, that people who couldn’t afford it would have it paid for by the government but so far the numbers aren’t convincing.