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Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured by 2026

Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured by 2026

A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade their party's senators to back the reeling legislation in an upcoming showdown vote.

An earlier projection by Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts on the initial version of the GOP legislation projected the same number of people losing coverage. That figure has already proven to be enough to make some Republican senators unwilling to support the legislation.

In another blow to Republicans, the report estimates that single people buying a typical individual plan would...

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