CBO projects 35-percent drop in Medicaid spending by 2036 under Senate GOP health bill

Senate Democrats asked the office to produce an additional analysis on the bill

The finding came in an additional analysis, requested by Democrats, released Thursday following Monday's comprehensive review of the plan.

Trump's data only compared spending under the BCRA over the next ten years to the current level of Medicaid spending, however. While there would be increases under the Republican plan when compared to 2017, the increases are less than the those that would come under the current law.

Looking further ahead to 2036 in CBO's Thursday analysis, the gap between Medicaid spending under the current law and BCRA Medicaid spending grows, though the office notes that "beyond the coming decade ... projecting federal spending on Medicaid becomes increasingly difficult because of the considerable uncertainties involved."