Monday numbers: Summing up the Senate healthcare debate

Monday numbers: Summing up the Senate healthcare debate

22 million—number of people the Congressional Budget Office says would lose health insurance coverage under the health care plan currently being considered by the U.S. Senate (“CBO: Senate Bill Would Raise Premiums, Deductibles, or Both for Most Marketplace Consumers, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, July 26, 2017)

1,300—amount in dollars more that a 40-year-old with an income of $26,000 would pay in premiums for a silver level health care plan under the Senate health care plan (Ibid)

2,800—amount in dollars the deductible would also increase for a 40-year-old with an income of $26,000 under the Senate health care plan (Ibid)

1,500—-amount in dollars more that a 60-year-old with an income of $40,000 would have to pay for health care premiums under the Senate health care plan, even if she switched to a bronze plan with a far higher deductible. (“Middle-Class Families Would Face Higher Costs, Worse Coverage Under Senate Health Bill, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, June 27. 2017)

13,700—amount in dollars more that a 64-year-old with income of $56,800 would to pay under the Senate health care plan for the same coverage she has today. (Ibid)

772 billion—amount in dollars the Senate health care plan would cut from Medicaid in the next 10 years (Ibid)

15 million—number of fewer people who would be covered by Medicaid in ten years under Senate health care plan according to the Congressional Budget Office (Ibid)

65—percentage of people in nursing homes who are served by Medicaid (Ibid)

5—number of times that Donald Trump tweeted that he would never cut Medicaid if elected president (“5 times Trump tweeted that he would never cut Medicaid, VOX, June 23, 2017)

12—percent of Americans who support the Senate health care plan according a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll (“Poll: Only 12% of Americans support the Senate health care plan, USA Today, June 28, 2017)

26—percent of Republicans who support the Senate health care plan (“Senate Health Bill in Peril as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured,” New York Times. June 26, 2017)

11—number of days since North Carolina Senator Richard Burr released a statement supportive of the Senate health care plan (“Burr praises Senate health care bill. Outside groups worry about deep Medicaid cuts.” News & Observer, June 22, 2017)

4—number of days since North Carolina Thom Tillis said he would be “supportive of anything right now to get to 51 votes.” (“Sen. Thom Tillis on health care: ‘I’m supportive of anything right now to get to 51 votes,” News & Observer, June 30, 2017)