It’s not clear whether this interview with Congressman Goodlatte on WHSV3 in Harrisonburg was conducted before or after the Congressional Budget Office released its finding that 24 million Americans stand to lose health insurance under the Republicans’ proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, but here are some of the things he said:
“This plan [i.e., the Republican alternative] is headed where it needs to head.”
“We will replace the mandates with greater access to health care.”
“Those people [i.e., people currently covered by the ACA] will have a long transition period to switch over to something else.”
The Washington Post reports:
The analysis, released late Monday afternoon by the Congressional Budget Office, predicts that 24 million fewer people would have coverage a decade from now than if the Affordable Care Act remains intact, nearly doubling the share of Americans who are uninsured from 10 percent to 19 percent. The office projects the number of uninsured people would jump 14 million after the first year.
The CBO is led by a Republican appointed by GOP leaders in 2015.