Washington Waits With Bated Breath For CBO Score On GOP Health Plan
The politically bruised agency is expected to release the score Wednesday, which will determine whether the Senate can move forward with any plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The Associated Press:
Budget Office To Gauge Health Bill Effect On Coverage, Cost
Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing. The Congressional Budget Office planned to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the GOP's House-passed health care overhaul would have on coverage and premiums. (Fram and Alonso-Zaldivar, 5/24)
Republicans Gird For CBO Verdict On Obamacare Repeal
Republicans are bracing for a report Wednesday expected to say their Obamacare repeal plan would leave millions of Americans without health insurance, further complicating their efforts to pass legislation quickly. The CBO’s analysis of the bill comes three weeks after House Republicans rushed to vote on the legislation without an update on its cost, or its impact on the nation's uninsured. The agency's score will serve as the unofficial framework for Senate lawmakers negotiating their own version of repeal and will likely help those eager to make big changes. It's also expected to become a rallying point for Democrats critical of an effort that could strip health care from millions. (Cancryn and Ferris, 5/23)