According to the CBO, the American Health Care Act would increase the number of Americans without health coverage by 24 million and reduce the federal budget deficit by $337 billion by 2026.
This doesn’t quite jive with Trump’s oft-repeated promises that the GOP replacement would provide “insurance for everybody” and be “much less expensive and much better.”
Time travel time: Donald Trump in September 2015 on CBS’ 60 Minutes talking healthcare:
“I am going to take care of everyone. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not.”
Trump in Sept. 2015 on @60Minutes:
“I am going to take care of everyone. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not.” pic.twitter.com/jCzSDpKIfV
— Casey Clemmons (@Casey_Clemmons) March 13, 2017
Oh, and the American Health Care Act includes $880 billion in Medicaid cuts.
Let’s take another trip in the way back machine:
I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2015