As it stated in Asked about the bill yesterday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz worried that the “most troubling aspect” was the CBO’s projection of higher health insurance premiums.
So Ryan’s argument is that CBO’s estimates confirm that the AHCA would lower premiums in the long run.
Indeed, the CBO provides reason to believe that the most immediate and significant effect of the AHCA will be to raise insurance premiums.
When Ryan says that the CBO report confirms that the House bill will lower premiums, he’s not talking about what would happen right away.
“The test of success will be a year from now, two years from now, three years from now: Is health care more affordable?”
will you need the same level of FEHB coverage
If you aren’t eligible to carry your FEHB coverage into retirement, you’ll be given a 31-day extension of coverage at no cost to you.
Unless you are a postal worker, you’ll pay the same premiums you did as an employee.
What matters is that you have been continuously enrolled in some FEHB plan for a full five years before you retire.
One last issue: How much will you have to pay for FEHB coverage after you retire?
First, will you need the same level of FEHB coverage?
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