The number of people who would lose health insurance under GOP bill is equal to the population of 16 states and DC

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 under the Senate Republican healthcare bill.

As Bobby Kogan of the liberal Center for American Progress tweeted on Monday, that number is equal to the residents of the 16 smallest states (by population) and Washington, DC, combined.

Senate Republican leaders announced unexpectedly on Tuesday — after key Republican senators came out against the draft bill — that they would delay the body’s vote on the bill until after the July 4 recess.

Pop vs uninsuredAndy Kiersz/Business InsiderThe 22 million people who would lose insurance under the GOP bill is equal to the population of 16 states and DC combined

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