Is the AHCA Really $200B Underfunded?


The AHCA passed the House today, and in the debate leading up to the vote the left-leaning Center for American Progress (CAP) released a blog post this week that estimated that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) underfunded high-risk pools by $200 billion over 10 years. The media and opponents of the AHCA have latched onto the blog.

There’s just one problem-the post is full of factual inaccuracies and misleading comparisons. Here are just a few of the issues with the CAP numbers:

CAP’s Projections Are Misleading and Simply False

CAP’s headline is misleading and does not fit the structure of the bill. The AHCA discussion has focused on helping those with pre-existing conditions in the individual market, yet CAP pulled the small business market into the mix, wildly inflating any projections and creating an apples to oranges comparison.