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What CBO says about how AHCA will impact premiums

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Most Republicans have one goal in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act: bring down premiums. So how did they do? The CBO verdict on the American Health Care Act is mixed: average individual market premiums would go down, and young and healthy people would be better off, but sick people could end up paying drastically more than they do under the ACA. Some would be priced out of the market.

What Republicans are saying: They're happy with the overall premium reductions. "This CBO report again confirms that the American Health Care Act achieves our mission: lowering premiums and lowering the deficit," House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement.