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The count: number of people in Louisiana who would lose insurance by 2018 under a "skinny" repeal

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Louisiana Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Neely Kennedy supported the GOP's latest attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including a vote on a so-called "skinny" repeal, amid Republicans' failed efforts to dismantle the health care plan. Voting against the measure were all 48 Senate Democrats and three Republicans: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCain.

  In its latest vote held in the early hours of July 28, the Senate failed to pass a "skinny" measure that the Congressional Budget Office estimated would increase the number of uninsured people in the U.S. by 15 million in 2018. Premiums for people buying their own insurance likely would rise by 20 percent. The plan would strike the individual mandate from the ACA, roll back requirements for employers to offer insurance to employees, cut funding to Planned Parenthood, increase funding to community health centers and cut funds to numerous public health programs earmarked by the ACA.

Source: The Century Foundation

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