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Rep. Kevin McCarthy: AHCA Would 'Empower Americans'

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)

By    |   Monday, 13 Mar 2017 06:57 PM

The Republican healthcare bill will "empower Americans with access, choice and affordability,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in a statement Monday, following a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's estimate at least 24 million people would be uninsured over the next 10 years if the new bill passed.

"This report by the CBO confirms that this first phase of healthcare reform, the American Health Care Act, uses conservative and free-market principles that will empower Americans with access, choice and affordability," McCarthy said.

The CBO estimated 52 million people would be uninsured by 2026 under the American Health Care Act, "compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law."

Many of the provisions of the Republican bill would not take effect until 2020.

Still, effects on healthcare coverage would be felt almost instantly, with the initial dropoff in care occurring after Obamacare gets repealed by Congress. The report also estimated the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $337 billion dollars during the next 10 years and save the government $6 billion.

"After 10 years, premiums will be 10 percent lower than under Obamacare, even while we reduce the deficit by $337 billion and make Medicaid solvent with an $880 billion reduction in spending," McCarthy's statement read.

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The Republican healthcare bill will "empower Americans with access, choice and affordability,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said in a statement Monday.
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