Study: Trump Health Care Plan Would Make 18M People Uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent study says Donald Trump’s health care plan would make 18 million people uninsured, but it also would significantly lower premiums for policies purchased individually by consumers.

Those policies generally would be stingier than what’s sold now.

The study comes from the nonpartisan Center for Health and Economy and tries to put numbers to the health care ideas outlined on the GOP presidential candidate’s website.

The center is a Washington-based research group that includes liberal and conservative experts on its board.

Trump’s plan would have little effect on people covered by employers and those on Medicare.

But millions of low-income adults covered by the Medicaid expansion in President Barack Obama’s health care law would lose newly gained benefits.

There’s no immediate response to the study from the Trump campaign.

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