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Men Lie, Women Lie, Numbers Don’t: Graham-Cassidy By the Numbers

By September 21, 2017No Comments

As GOP Senators prop up their latest partisan repeal bill which raises costs, cuts coverage, guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions and ends Medicaid as we know it, its sponsors continue attempting to muddle the discussion. With Sen. Graham claiming his bill protects consumers as insurance companies publicly state it doesn’t and Sen. Cassidy being called out by Jimmy Kimmel for lying to his face, it’s hard to keep up. How best to evaluate this bill? In the words of Jay-Z, “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.”

32 Million: At least this many people would likely lose their health insurance in the next ten years — 15 million would lose their coverage in the next year.

$4.1 Trillion: The amount of health care funding states would lose over the next two decades; which includes funding for people who need nursing home care and children with disabilities.

20 Percent: The increase in premiums next year, at minimum

$16,174: The amount more a 60-year old making $25,000 would have to pay per year for the same coverage received today.

31 Percent: The funding cut over the next two decades for children who receive coverage through Medicaid.

$17,320: The surcharge a woman would have to pay for coverage if she were pregnant.

Nine: The number of Republican senators who couldn’t answer what the legislation they plan to support does when Vox asked.