The CBO has come out with a score on the American Health Care Act - or what the Left and their minions are calling "Trumpcare" - that doesn't tell the whole story. In fact, it tells just one-third of the story as it only scores the first part of a three-part plan.
But the false narrative being floated that is initially deceiving, and which threatens to skew the public perception of this reform, is the number of people who will "lose healthcare" if the plan id adopted into law.
First, no one - no one - will "lose healthcare" because Obamacare was never about healthcare, it was about health insurance. Anyone needing medical care, by law, can present at a hospital emergency room and receive that care. While chronic conditions, and follow-up treatment for those conditions, would have to be treated as single instance return visits to the ERs, services are rendered to all who need them under law.
But the larger deception at play in the CBO scoring is their contention that 14 million Americans would be uninsured in 2018, with that number growing to 24 million by 2026. Are these numbers accurate? They very well might be, although they appear to be a little high. But the larger point is that these numbers represent people who would choose not to engage in the health insurance market by their own choice.
There will not be 14 million (or 24 million) people denied health insurance coverage, nor will their be 14 million (or 24 million) people too destitute to attain health insurance coverage. Those numbers will be completely predicated on individual choice. Therefore, the scoring is disingenuous in those numbers and meant to create a false-flag argument in favor of Obamacare.
It is stunning that the "pro-choice" party will fight tooth and nail to maintain a woman's choice to terminate a life all the way up to partial birth abortion, yet they will not fight for a cognizant adult to choice whether to carry health insurance or not.