The GOP health bill is now on President Donald Trump’s desk and it’s looking pretty grim for the people who will be losing their health coverage under the Republican plan.
As Fox News contributor John Roberts reports, many of the people most likely to lose their coverage are currently unemployed.
But if the GOP health care bill is passed, many people who have been out of work for more than a few weeks will be eligible for a temporary unemployment benefit to keep them in their jobs.
The benefits would be capped at 300,000 a month, but they can increase as the unemployment rate rises.
That means many people would be able to keep working even though they would no longer qualify for unemployment benefits.
But there are some big hurdles to getting those 300,00 temporary jobs.
There are currently more than 13 million Americans out of the labor force.
And that number is expected to grow even further as more people drop out of school or go back to school.
For now, the government is looking for ways to keep people out of unemployment benefits for as long as possible, but the Republicans have yet to release an official estimate on how long it will take to reach that goal.
But the GOP’s budget director said the plan would keep the unemployment benefit program solvent through 2021, while adding about $1.6 trillion in tax credits and other payments to help people stay on the job.
“There’s a lot of uncertainty in terms of how long that will last,” said Roberton Williams, a senior policy analyst at the Urban Institute.
“There are a lot more uncertain variables that we haven’t even gotten a handle on yet.
We’re going to be working with our friends in Congress and with the Trump administration to see what can be done.”
The Trump administration has also made it clear it wants to see a temporary increase in unemployment benefits in order to keep workers employed.
And so far, the administration has been reluctant to support a temporary hike.
The administration is working with states to help them set up incentives for workers to stay on their payrolls, and the White House has been willing to work with Republicans on any temporary unemployment benefits that are offered.
But there are concerns that if Congress doesn’t pass the Republican health care plan, the unemployed could lose the assistance.
“We know from other reports that people that are in the unemployment benefits program, whether they’re unemployed or employed or looking for work, have a lot to worry about,” said Chris Cillizza, the Washington editor for Politico.
“It’s really important that we have a stable economy and that we don’t get a spike in unemployment that would hurt people who are trying to get back to work.”
In fact, a report from the Congressional Budget Office earlier this year showed that people who earn less than $15,000 would actually be worse off under the GOP plan than they would under the current law.
The report said that the number of people who could lose their health insurance through the GOP bill would be much lower than it would be under the Affordable Care Act.
If Republicans succeed in passing the GOP-backed health care overhaul, the CBO estimated that about 1.3 million people would lose their insurance coverage by 2026 under the plan.
The numbers are higher for older Americans, people with preexisting conditions, people who depend on Social Security, and people with disabilities.
But the CBO report said the number would drop to about 200,000 by 2027.
That’s because the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Officer projects that people would continue to gain coverage under current law and the GOP healthcare plan.
Republicans say that’s not realistic because people with pre-existing conditions and those with disabilities are likely to stay covered.
The CBO estimates that the insurance coverage losses would be about $4,500 per person under the Trumpcare plan and $1,000 per person over the Republican version of the plan, but people with incomes above the federal poverty line would still see their coverage benefits cut by $7,500.
That’s because a higher share of the population would be receiving government subsidies for insurance coverage.
But if the CBO numbers are accurate, the Trump White House may have some reason to be concerned.
The White House is considering several proposals to try to keep the ACA intact through the middle of 2021, but there are only so many times you can cut a government program before it runs out of money.
There have already been several budget cuts under the ACA, including $100 billion to Medicaid and $200 billion to the VA.
So far, Trump has signaled he’s not interested in cutting the health care programs for the poor and sick.
But as Republicans continue to push for more spending cuts, some worry that they may not be able get their way.
“If you’re a middle-class family who has kids and has been trying to keep their insurance, it’s going to hit you hard if you lose it,” said Rachel Bade, an economist at the conservative American Action Forum.