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Thursday, 23rd July 2009

Millions Would Lose Private Insurance Under Health Reform Bill, Study Shows

Millions Would Lose Private Insurance Under Health Reform Bill, Study Shows
Source: Heritage Foundation

More than 88 million Americans could lose their private, employer-based coverage, according toa new analysis of The American Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 released this week by The Heritage Foundation.

Heritage commissioned The Lewin Group, a highly respected health care policy and management consulting firm, to examine the impact the House health reform bill would have on private insurance when a government-run health plan is introduced in the marketplace.

The study found that 88.1 million Americans could be transitioned out of their current plan as employers opt out of continuing their existing coverage. These Americans would lose the employer coverage they now have. The study also found that nationwide 103.4 million Americans would end up on the new government-run public plan.

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