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Price on CBO report: "Just not believable"

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 00:57

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says the nonpartisan U.S. Congressional Budget Office's report forecasting that millions more would be uninsured under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare is ''just not believable.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says the nonpartisan U.S. Congressional Budget Office's report forecasting that millions more would be uninsured under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare is "just not believable." Price says he believes the Republican plan will insure more people than those currently insured. The U.S. Congressional Budget Office said on Monday in a report that fourteen million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year, deaing a potential setback to President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative. The eagerly awaited CBO report also forecast that 24 million more people would be uninsured in 2026 if the plan being considered in the House of Representatives were adopted. Obamacare enabled about 20 million previously uninsured Americans to obtain medical insurance. The CBO projected that 52 million people would be uninsured by 2026 if the bill became law, compared to 28 million who would not have coverage that year if former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law remained unchanged.

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Price on CBO report: "Just not believable"

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 00:57