Morning Read: Real CBO BCRA Headline: No Individual Market Losses In 2018, But Up 1 Million From 2017

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Washington, D.C. – Senior Fellow Josh Archambault responded this morning to conclusions drawn by the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).

In his Forbes commentary, No Individual Market Losses In 2018, But Up 1 Million From 2017, Archambault notes that Congress needs to take a second look at the data used in the score and re-examine findings on projected Medicaid losses and projections for the individual market.

Pointing to flaws in numbers used to determine the score, Archambault asks, “Why isn’t CBO being more transparent with Congress on how both the AHCA and BCRA have similar individual market coverage as its projections of the ACA from January of this year?”

In addition, the piece challenges the claim that seven million Americans will leave the individual market under the BCRA.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Whitney Munro at whitney@thefga.org.

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