Since the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the American Health Care Act, the White House has repeatedly blasted its claim that 24 million Americans will lose insurance.
But according to the White House's internal analysis, even more people might lose insurance, Politico reports.
An internal analysis projected that 26 million people would lose insurance under the Republican Party health care plan, which President Trump has endorsed, over the next decade.
The White House said that wasn't an official analysis, but an attempt to guess what the CBO would say about the health care plan.
"This is [the Office of Management and Budget] trying to project what CBO's score will be using CBO's methodology," Michael Dubke, White House Communications Director, said.
Under the White House analysis, 17 million people would lose coverage under Medicaid, compared to 6 million in the individual market and 3 million under employer-based plans.
"If you're looking to the CBO for accuracy, you're looking in the wrong place."
—Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary
Many Republicans, including Ryan, have criticized the CBO, saying its missed forecast under the Affordable Care Act weakens its credibility.
"We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out," Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told reporters Wednesday. "It's just not believable."