'22 million would lose coverage under Obamacare replacement'

At least 22 million Americans would lose health insurance coverage in the next decade under Senate Republicans’ Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, according to a new Congressional analysis.

The report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), issued on Friday, could create more problems for Republicans who on Monday failed to pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) despite having a 52-48 majority over Democrats in the 100-member Senate.

The latest GOP attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare was fatally wounded in the Senate when two more Republican senators voiced their opposition to the legislation.

The announcements from Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas effectively stalled the bill in the upper chamber. Senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul had already opposed the bill, arguing that could slash funding for Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and the disabled.

The CBO report estimated because the latest Republican…

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