Here’s Dr Aaron Carroll’s five-minute summary of the latest publicly released version of the Senate’s proposed healthcare changes.
If you’ve been keeping up with this, you’re probably already familiar with most of the bad news. Costs would rise and benefits would drop so much for people buying their own coverage that millions would decide they just couldn’t afford any health insurance. Federal Medicaid funding would be cut so much in the future that states (which administer and partly fund Medicaid) would likely have to cut way back on the number of people covered. In a decade or so 22 million fewer people would be covered than under the Affordable Care Act.