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David Nather May 24, 2017
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Final House health care bill could cause some state markets to unravel

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The Congressional Budget Office has released its cost estimates for the final version of the House health care bill, nearly three weeks after the House passed it. The main points, and how it compares to the Affordable Care Act:

  • Savings: $119 billion.
  • Coverage: 23 million fewer insured in 2026.
  • Impact on premiums:Half the population (no state waivers): 4 percent lower in 2026.One third of the population (moderate regulation changes): 20 percent lower in 2026.One sixth of the population (full state waivers): Large variation between healthy and sick customers.