When the Congressional Budget Office released its estimates of the Republican Health Care Reform legislation, it heightened the concerns of those opposed to the legislation.
The budget office assessment was startling. It projected that 16 million Americans would lose coverage in 2017 and a total of 23 million would lose coverage over the next decade. In addition, low-income seniors would be required to pay more, estimating premiums could rise by as much as 850 percent. It also projected that one in six Americans with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage under the Republican plan.