You know, despite what the media might have you presume, Paul Ryan's proposed budget isn't all doom and gloom. There are some positive aspects.
Like, for example, all the millions of non-millionaires who will have their lives turned inside out…
Since Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) new budget eliminates $1.5 trillion from the Affordable Care Act, cuts $770 billion from Medicaid and reduces Medicare spending by $200 billion, Ezra Klein points out that "it would be very interesting to see an estimate of the uninsured population under Ryan's budget."
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of Ryan's plan does not provide those numbers, but a rough back-of-the-envelope estimate suggests that at least 48 million Americans could lose their health insurance.
48 million newly uninsured Americans?! Oh, wow. This is not going to go over well with the Republican base.
He couldn't have bumped it up to an even 50 million?! That's why this guy is strictly VP stock.
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