MSNBC host Rachel Maddow outlined exactly what it looks like for millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage after a U.S. Congressional Budget Office report was released which forecasts 14 million more people would be uninsured in 2018 and 24 million more in 2026 if the GOP’s Obamacare replacement is implemented.
Maddow explained, “The big news that broke in Washington late this afternoon was word from the Congressional Budget Office that the Republican plan to get rid of Obamacare. The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would throw 24 million Americans off their health insurance, which is absolutely astonishing.”
The MSNBC host continued,
“If you’re trying to get your head around 24 million Americans. How many people that is, it is roughly — this is slightly understating the case — but it is roughly the population of all of these states combined.”
As she explained this, Maddow showed a map of the United States that highlights the fact that the millions expected to lose their health insurance coverage amount to the entire populations of many states.
“24 million people is the entire population of Vermont, Alabama, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, Rhode Island, Nebraska, New Mexico, Kansas and Wyoming combined — and then some. That’s the number of Americans who would get thrown off their health insurance if this Republican thing passes to get rid of Obamacare.”
Watch the clip here: