14 mn more uninsured under Republican health plan in 2018: US budget office

About 14 million fewer Americans will have health insurance next year under the new Republican plan as compared to the current system, Congress's nonpartisan budget analysis office projected Monday.

"In 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law," the Congressional Budget Office said in its highly-anticipated report.

It also projected that enacting the legislation currently before Congress -- a measure backed by President Donald Trump -- would reduce the federal deficit by some $337 billion over the next decade.

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AFP