THIS CHART: Obamacare Repeal Could Spend Most Of Its Savings On Tax Cuts

THIS CHART: Obamacare Repeal Could Spend Most Of Its Savings On Tax Cuts

"Thus, if the vetoed bill is a guide, Republicans will use roughly two-thirds of the net savings from eliminating the coverage expansions to roll back the ACA’s revenue raisers," the report said.

The report goes on to raise doubts whether lawmakers could even capture those "savings" to put towards an Obamacare replacement, due to congressional budget rules. Instead, the report argues, Republicans will be pressured to find funding for a replacement by drastically cutting Medicare or Medicaid.

"Such measures could be particularly attractive to congressional Republicans not only because they would provide health care savings to offset health care spending, but because these deep cuts could generate significant savings beyond the ten-year budget window, which may be necessary if Republicans seek to enact a replacement plan through the expedited 'reconciliation' process," the report said.

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