Not very according to the CBO:
The Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday that an alternative health care bill put forward by House Republicans would have little impact in extending health benefits to the roughly 30 million uninsured Americans, but would reduce average insurance premium costs for people who have coverage.
The Republican bill, which has no chance of passage, would extend insurance coverage to about 3 million people by 2019, and would leave about 52 million people uninsured, the budget office said, meaning the proportion of non-elderly Americans with coverage would remain about the same as now, at roughly 83 percent.
So covering those who can’t get insurance – fail!
According to the report by nonpartisan budget office, the Republican bill would reduce future federal deficits by $68 billion over 10 years, compared to a reduction of $104 billion by the House Democrats’ legislation.
Reduce the deficit? Check, but no where near as much as the Democrat bill, which covers about 13x the amount of people.
Perhaps if the Republicans would have spent the summer actually working on a bill instead of pulling one out of their ass then we would have something more viable, and something that could end up having provisions implemented in the entire plan. This is how Congress used to work, before we ended up with a minority party that was set on nothing but saying “NO”.