WASHINGTON D.C. – President Donald Trump’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is going through Congress.
Trump is backing the American Health Care Act, which many are now calling Trumpcare. Hawaii’s Democratic Senators are speaking out against it.
Sen. Mazie Hirono and Sen. Brian Schatz recently took to the floor of the senate to decry the new health care plan.
On March 13, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) analyzed the health care plan and concluded that the repeal-and-replace would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade.
The CBO also estimated that in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law. The increase in the number of uninsured people would rise to 21 million in 2020 and then to 24 million in 2026.