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Is this really true? Will the premium be more than half of the income of a 64 year old under the proposed new system? And is the old rate true?
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This figure has been extracted from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report.
According to the CBO, 64-year olds making $26,500 per year would see their premiums increase by an estimated 750 percent by 2026. While they are on track to pay $1,700 under the current law, the CBO projects the American Health Care Act would force them to pay $14,600. Even if you grant that inflation will allow them to make slightly more money by 2026, that's still about half of their income going to health care.
They point to a table from the CBO report:
Like all economic modelling, the CBO report is based on assumptions that you might disagree with, but the original claim is not invented - it is backed by a reasonable source.
The parameters used in this example do seem to be chosen to illustrate a very hard-hit demographic, so while they are real and might in fact be illustrative, they don't represent all Americans: