How does Trumpcare repeal compare with Obamacare?
Health care policy experts on Wednesday told CNBC’s Squawk Box that the repeal bill is comparable to the Affordable Care Act.
They said they expect a more robust coverage expansion in the short term and a lessened impact on premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
The House passed its version of the GOP’s health care plan on Tuesday, but the Senate has yet to take it up.
It’s still early in the process and could take weeks before the House gets a bill out of conference committee.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have already said they will not support the bill.
House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, R, Texas, has said the Senate’s plan is not as conservative as the House’s.
On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report showing that under the House plan, 22 million more people would have coverage under the Medicaid expansion and that the insurance market would be able to handle that growth.
But the CBO report doesn’t include projections for what would happen under the Senate bill.
That means the CBO will not know what it would be like to have 20 million more Americans insured under the Republican health care law, or what the impact would be on premiums.