Analysis: Senate's health care cuts could top $4 trillion

The Senate's health-care overhaul would quickly pull $215 billion in federal funding out of the health care system, and those cuts could later grow as high as $4 trillion, according to a new analysis from the consulting firm Avalere Health.

Why it matters: Avalere is a respected and independent voice, and because the Congressional Budget Office won't have time to completely evaluate the bill's effects before a vote, this will likely be one of the best estimates we have available.

Data: Avalere Health Consulting; Cartogram: Lazaro Gamio / Axios