15 million over the next year

Good news, the Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would throw fewer people off health insurance.

The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026, a figure that is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured that the House version would create, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

Yes but a million is a million. Nothing to sneeze at.

Next year, 15 million more people would be uninsured compared with current law, the budget office said.

They should have thought of that before they decided to be those people, shouldn’t they.

Before the budget office released its report on Monday, the American Medical Association officially announced its opposition to the bill, and the National Governors Association urged the Senate to slow down.

Now, the budget office’s findings will give fodder to Democrats who were already assailing the bill as cruel. It could give pause to some Republican senators who have been mulling whether to support the bill — or it could give them an additional reason to come out against the bill altogether.

Or they could just say hey it’s the luck of the draw and support it anyway.

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