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White House ‘Strenuously’ Disagrees With CBO Report on GOP Health-Care Plan

The White House on Monday said it “strenuously” disagrees with the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican health-care replacement plan. The nonpartisan budget analysis agency projected in its report that 14 million individuals would lose health-insurance coverage in 2018 under the House GOP’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Additionally, the CBO estimated the figure would increase to 24 million people without insurance by 2026. Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price, however, stressed that the GOP proposal goes beyond the House bill, and that it will lower costs and cover more individuals. The 14-million uninsured figure, Price added, “is just not believable, is what we would suggest.”