Opinion: Highlights (i.e., lowlights) of CBO health analysis

(AP)

The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation have released their analysis of the Senate GOP’s health-care proposal.

Bottom line?

It ain’t pretty.

OVERALL IMPACT

“The Senate bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative to the number under current law…. By 2026, an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law.”

IMPACT ON OLDER AMERICANS

“CBO and JCT expect that this legislation would increase the number of uninsured people substantially. The increase would be disproportionately larger among older people with lower income — particularly people between 50 and 64 years old.”

MEDICAID SPENDING CUTS

“The largest savings would come from reductions in outlays for Medicaid — spending on the program would decline in 2026 by 26 percent in comparison with what CBO projects under current law…. Enrollment in Medicaid would be lower throughout the coming decade, with 15 million fewer Medicaid enrollees by 2026 than projected under current law.”

IMPACT ON LOWER-INCOME AMERICANS

“Under this legislation, starting in 2020, the premium for a silver plan would typically be a relatively high percentage of income for low-income people. The deductible for a plan with an actuarial value of 58 percent would be a significantly higher percentage of income — also making such a plan unattractive, but for a different reason. As a result, despite being eligible for premium tax credits, few low-income people would purchase any plan, CBO and JCT estimate.

“The net premium of a silver plan for a 40-year-old would be about 15 percent of their annual income, and the deductible would be more than one-third of their annual income.”

IMPACT ON DEDUCTIONS

“Because nongroup insurance would pay for a smaller average share of benefits under this legislation, most people purchasing it would have higher out-of-pocket spending on health care than under current law.”

IMPACT ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD BAN

“To the extent that access to care would be reduced under this legislation, services that help women avoid becoming pregnant would be affected. The people most likely to experience reduced access to care would probably reside in areas without other health-care clinics or medical practitioners who serve low-income populations. CBO projects that about 15 percent of those people would lose access to care. Because the Medicaid program pays the costs of about 45 percent of all births, CBO estimates that the additional births stemming from the reduced access under this legislation would add to federal spending for the program. In addition, some of those children would themselves qualify for Medicaid and possibly for other federal programs.”

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Hayden.

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ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

And it looks like SCOTUS is setting up a standing argument on the travel ban. They seem desperate to compromise. I don't hate that, but I do think they're going to take the easy, procedural way out.

rimsky
rimsky

Russia Slams U.S. Warning To Syria Over Chemical Weapons As ‘Unacceptable’The White House hinted at a new chemical weapons threat on Monday.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russia-slams-us-warning-syria_us_595255fae4b0da2c731e76d1?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

More kabuki.                                                                                                                  Plug on Mr Mueller.  Nail these traitors.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

Apparently, I'm going to set a personal record for number of lawsuits in a year.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve

@rimsky The last one was expected and maybe even a little deserved. This one's a money-grab.

Bruno2
Bruno2

Off topic: I need some advice from some of the construction experts here, e.g. Jeffrey Eav or You Libs.  I just put a bid in on a house, but it is a stucco house.  In researching online, I'm reading a lot of bad things about stucco.  I haven't had a professional inspection yet to determine if it's EIFS or hard coat stucco, but a visual inspection reveals no problems.  It appears they used good flashing and sealed it well.  It was built in 1996, it that helps.  It's a beautiful house in a good neighborhood, so I'd like to move forward with the purchase, but don't want to get stuck with a lot of repairs down the road.

Up In Cleveland
Up In Cleveland

@Bruno2 I worked in construction for years and I wouldn't own a stucco house.  Just one mans opinion. Easy to damage, water gets in cracks. A kid throwing a baseball that would just bounce off wood siding can knock a hole in the stuff.  I hate it.

Bruno2
Bruno2

@Up In Cleveland @Bruno2 I put in a lowball bid to see if I can pick it up cheap, but have heard there are difficulties reselling it.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@Surelyyoujest @Bruno2 

Ask around and get a good inspector. If there are problems, he'll find them.


They are absolutely worth the money.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

Just a small except from the link I poster below re: Russians and Trump/Trump Properties


MIAMI/MOSCOW – During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump downplayed his business ties with Russia. And since taking office as president, he has been even more emphatic.

“I can tell you, speaking for myself, I own nothing in Russia,” President Trump said at a news conference last month. “I have no loans in Russia. I don’t have any deals in Russia.”

But in the United States, members of the Russian elite have invested in Trump buildings. A Reuters review has found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida, according to public documents, interviews and corporate records.

honested
honested

Real problems confront the United States but the wrong wing is enamored with the criminal acts of serial agent provacateur 'james okeefe'.

They never tire of being fooled.

rimsky
rimsky

 CBOReport ComplicatesGOPSupport for Health Care Bill

Is this still a kabuki or the revolt is for real.  We will find out sooner.



Up In Cleveland
Up In Cleveland

@rimsky May be Kabuki.  I see the Arizona Maverick tucked his tail between his legs real quick.

DownInAlbany
DownInAlbany

Soooo, what's the #ResistTrump plan for the day?  Russian dossier?  Naw, that one failed miserably.  Spend $30 million on a Congressional seat that they never "really planned on winning"?  No, that one didn't work out so well, come to think of it.  Look to Pelosi for leadership?  Bawhahaha  

Up In Cleveland
Up In Cleveland

@DownInAlbany Just sit back and let Mueller work.  His instructions say Russian interference and "all related matters."  Trump is going to get the mother of all colonoscopies.

honested
honested

I was seeking a reasoned, adult discussion of labor costs and appropriate compensation with the tiny dog now that current experience does not match long held wrong-wing mythology.

Wonder where he scurried off to?

Menace
Menace

@honested  Rallying the Home Guard.  The Big Chicken is melting.

Up In Cleveland
Up In Cleveland

@honested @Up In Cleveland That's part of him being more smarter than you. Doesn't waste time on original thought.

Gives him more time for all that personal responsibility stuff.

rimsky
rimsky

 What Did Ex-Trump Aide Paul Manafort Really Do in Ukraine?

Trump hired this guy because of his Putin connection.  Collusion.  Of course there is.

JeffreyEav
JeffreyEav

I think he probably hacked or tried to influence elections in Ukraine.

Up In Cleveland
Up In Cleveland

@rimsky I'm interested in all the Russians that are buying Trump properties these days. I saw an article that pointed out that the majority of the real estate he's selling now is being bought by Russians.  A Russian official that makes 75k a year just bought a 4 million condo from him.  The people Mueller has brought in with all that experience in money laundering and financial crimes are going to have a field day.

Up In Cleveland
Up In Cleveland

@Surelyyoujest @Up In Cleveland @rimsky I wish I could remember where.  You can try the Google if you're curious or just shout fake news if it makes you feel better, it certainly won't hurt my feelings.  After they get through combing through Trump's finances there will be plenty of articles to cite.

Up In Cleveland
Up In Cleveland

@DownInAlbany @Surelyyoujest @Up In Cleveland @rimsky Try "Russians buying Trump properties"


"A Reuters review found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida."  


"Why did a Russian pay $95M to buy Trump's Palm Beach mansion"


It's not all that hard.

OldJacketFan
OldJacketFan

Just popped in for a minute, I see the moocher is in fine fiddle this morning and downs is following along with his little tongue hanging out LMAO!

rimsky
rimsky

I will argue with intelligent people.  It is fun that way.  Imbeciles are not worth it.

td1234
td1234

@rimsky Not very many intelligent progs on this blog. Most of them dropped off a few years ago and have been replaced by folks that think they are smart but are really dumb as a box of rocks. Hint, hint. 

honested
honested

@td1234 @rimsky 

I'm still waiting on your justification for artificially holding wages below livable standards and any supporting data for the idea.

rimsky
rimsky

Shut up imbecile.  Go hump some one else's legs.

Menace
Menace

@rimsky  Rimsky - don't let the trolls get under your skin.  They have every right to spout their drivel.  Let the stupidity roll off your back like water ona duck's butt.