Better Care Reconciliation Act Could Cause Loss of Nearly 1.5 Million Jobs by 2026

Almost Every State Will See Fewer Jobs and Weaker Economies

CRS Report Comparing the AHCA and the BCRA

A report released today by the Congressional Research Service compares how the House of Representatives’ H.R. 1628 and the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 would repeal or modify provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA; P.L. 111-148, as amended). For example, both would substitute the ACA’s premium tax credit for premium tax credits with different eligibility rules and calculation requirements, and both would effectively eliminate the ACA’s individual and employer mandates.

Sara Rosenbaum Quoted On Cost of Existing U.S. Heath Care System

Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy Sara Rosenbaum

On June 30, Health Policy and Management Professor Sara Rosenbaum was one of the experts National Public Radio interviewed in a spot titled, “Obamacare Has Problems. The Senate Health Care Bill Doesn't Solve Them, Experts Say.”  Rosenbaum said:  "The fundamental problem with the health care system is health care is too expensive."

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CBO Report with Cost Estimates for Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, a Senate amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 1628, would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative to the number under current law, according to an estimate in a report published today by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).

The American Health Care Act Could Cause Loss of Nearly A Million Jobs by 2026; New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan to Lose Most

“Within a decade, almost a million fewer people would have jobs."