CMS Actuary Report Differs from CBO; 13M Still Uninsured Under AHCA

Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Office of the Actuary released its report estimating the “financial effect of the ‘American Health Care Act of 2017”, legislation that would repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act.

The CMS Actuary report differs significantly from the CBO’s estimate of the House-passed bill. Notably, according to the CMS Actuary estimates:

  • Over a 10 year period 13 million more Americans would be uninsured than compared to the Affordable Care Act. The CBO score fluctuated from 24 to 23 million over the various iterations of the bill.
  • The AHCA will reduce federal spending by $328B, an increase of $209B in savings over the CBO projection of $119B.