In national news:

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) yesterday projected that the number of people without health insurance would grow by 14 million in 2018 under the Republican ­American Health Care Act (AKA TrumpCare), with that number rising to 24 million in a decade – much higher than initial estimates from pundits. The White House has already cast doubt on the validity of the CBO report, citing mistakes the independent body made in estimating new insureds under the Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare). Industry experts have noted that the number of people losing coverage is one of the more significant metrics for other markets, including workers’ compensation, which could see claim shifting in the absence of the individual mandate and as affordable plans provide fewer benefits and higher co-pays and deductibles.

Read more about the CBO report from The Hill here.

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