The Congressional Budget Office says the Republican bill to replace Obamacare would lead to 14 million fewer Americans with health insurance by 2018 and 24 million by 2026. Michigan League for Public Policy spokesperson Gilda Jacobs says there are concerns about 670-thousand folks losing their insurance coverage.
“We don't know what's going to happen now with Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act. I believe you just can't throw 650,000 people off of insurance.”
However, Congressman Bill Huizenga of Michigan apparently likes the American Health Care Act. In a statement he says it will reduce the deficit by $337 billion, cut taxes by $883 billion, and lower premiums by 10%. He also says he hopes those who are more interested in playing partisan political games reset their priorities and become constructive voices in the process.