The Congressional Budget Office came out with its analysis of the American Health Care Act as developed by the GOP. The CBO projects that 14 million people will lose their health care coverage in the next year and that 24 million will lose their coverage by 2026.
Also in this plan is a large cut to Medicaid funding, which would remove the "safety net" of health care for the poorest Americans, causing some rural hospitals to close, as they rely on Medicaid reimbursements. This plan also has cuts to public health prevention funding, as well as a defunding of Planned Parenthood that provides women's health care to 2.5 million women each year with 50 percent of their services provided to women in rural areas. Only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's services relate to abortion services. Medicaid would no longer reimburse them for any women's health care services.