GOP Plan: $880B Medicaid Cut, $43B Medicare Hike Over 10 Years

Politico’s Jennifer Scholtes and Sarah Ferris on CBO Predictions, By The Numbers
March 13, 2017

— 14 million people would lose coverage next year

— 24 million would lose coverage over 10 years

— 2 million would be deterred from buying insurance annually after 2018

— $880 billion would be cut from Medicaid over 10 years

— $100 billion would be spent on grants to state governments, used "mostly" to reimburse insurers

— $43 billion more would be spent on Medicare over 10 years

— 38 CBO staffers helped prepare the report

The average subsidy under the GOP plan would be about 60 percent of the average subsidy under the Affordable Care Act.

The latest twist? Several GOP leaders have suggested in recent days the White House may not accept the CBO's analysis. And HHS Secretary Tom Price said this evening that Trump administration officials "disagree strenuously" with the estimates.