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CBO: Senate ACA Repeal Bill Keeps 1 Million More Insured Than House Bill

The Senate’s version of ObamaCare repeal would decrease federal deficits by $321 billion over 10 years.

The Affordable Care Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimates for those covered by the Senate version of the American Health Care Act on Monday afternoon, finding 22 million Americans would be without health care insurance by 2026.

The CBO estimated that the House version of the bill would leave 23 million Americans without coverage. More from the New York Times:

The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026, a figure that is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured that the House version would create, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

Next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law, the budget office said.

The legislation would decrease federal deficits by a total of $321 billion over a decade, the budget office said.

Republican leadership in the Senate is hoping to vote on the legislation before the July 4 recess, but cobbling together enough votes to pass the bill appears increasingly difficult. Conservatives argue the bill does not do enough to undo Obamacare’s burdensome regulations while moderate Republicans worry about rolling back recent expansions made to Medicaid.