Poor Americans would lose billions of dollars worth of federal benefits under the Senate GOP tax bill, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.
This is largely because the legislation would eliminate the individual mandate, which requires nearly all Americans to get health insurance or pay a penalty. This would result in 13 million fewer people having coverage in 2027, the CBO found.
Many of the folks who would forgo coverage would have lower or moderate incomes and would have qualified for Medicaid or federal help paying their premiums or out-of-pocket health expenses, CBO found.
So follow their “logic”… if we repeal the unconstitutional individual mandate that forces people to purchase health insurance, millions of people would choose to exercise their Gog-given free will to forgo buying said insurance. But by doing so, those same people won’t be taking advantage of subsidies that are funded by other people. So… somehow that’s a bad thing?