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Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

The latest analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says the bill would lead to 23 million fewer people having insurance coverage and would cut the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, walks with Vice President Mike Pence and and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., on Capitol Hill on Monday. / Manuel Balce Ceneta / Shutterstock.com

Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance most.

The groups are responding to the latest assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which concluded that the proposed American Health Care Act would leave 23 million more people without health insurance than under current law and would cut the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.

The latest CBO analysis came after House Republicans made changes to the bill earlier

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