A report that would evaluate how many people are expected to lose medical coverage under a Republican healthcare bill's draft released Thursday will be published early next week by the Congressional Budget Office.
CBO released a statement saying it was working to evaluate the bill with the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation to release an estimate, which would be released on the agency's website. It did not specify what day to expect the report.
The CBO report of the House-passed bill projected that 23 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 than today and would cut the deficit by $119 billion over the same period.
The Senate draft is similar to the House bill but includes additional funding to stabilize the Obamacare health insurance exchanges and, so far, does not contain a provision that would penalize people for not having health care coverage.