Susan Collins

18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replaced

Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday.

Spotlighting potential perils for Republicans, the report immediately became a flashing hazard light for this year's effort by Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers to annul Obama's law and — in a more complicated challenge — institute their own alternative.

It also swiftly became political fodder in what is expected to be one of this year's biggest battles in Congress.

Republicans have produced several outlines for...

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