NEW YORK – The health reform proposals still floating around Congress currently could reduce the number of uninsured by 23.9 million to 32. 6 million, depending on the bill.
John Sheils, a senior vice president at the Lewin Group, Falls Church, Va., gave those estimates here at an annual executive conference for the life insurance industry sponsored by National Underwriter and its parent, Summit Business Media L.L.C., Erlanger, K.Y.
Sheils spoke as the House appeared to be nearing a floor vote on its main health bill, H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act bill.
The Lewin Group, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., has been one of the organizations trying to help lawmakers and other policymakers gauge the impact of the proposals.
Any of the bills, if passed, would make significant changes in employer coverage, Sheils said.