CBO delays scoring of GOP health care bill in yet another setback
18 July, 2017, 05:52 | Author: Eloise Marshall
Although the new Senate bill would keep some of the ACA taxes, it would kill two tax cuts that benefited the wealthy and do away with a tax break for high-earning health insurance execs.
The Senate Budget Office said the report would be postponed, but it did not give an explanation for the delay.
With four solid votes against the bill, Republican leaders were faced with two options: Try to go back and rewrite the bill in a way that could secure 50 Republican votes, a seeming impossibility at this point, or do as Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, promised and team with Democrats to draft a narrower, bipartisan measure to fix the flaws in the Affordable Care Act that both parties acknowledge.
McCain himself seemed skeptical of the bill's chances.
While Collins said that she did not know if the legislation would ultimately pass, she said as many as 10 Republicans have doubts about it.
Health insurance companies have criticized the legislation for the skyrocketing premiums that would result, adversely affecting those with already costly medical expenses.
Chris Karpowitz, co-director of BYU's Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, said Lee is in a tough position.
Kelli Ward says said she was encouraged by the meeting at the White House, but wouldn't discuss details. "No member of Congress wants to be the vote that scuttles a major initiative of the party or of the president", Karpowitz said.
But in recent days, Johnson had warmed up to the bill, and said he was on board with the key vote that would have opened up the bill for debate on the Senate floor.
"My guess is it will either pass very narrowly or it will fail pretty substantially".
"Everyone's having a hard time getting their head wrapped around the numbers and how it doesn't mean it's just a enormous shift of expenses from the federal government to the states", said Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the outgoing chair of the National Governors Association and a critic of Republican efforts to overhaul health care.
Biden, who considered running for president in 2016 and is frequently floated as a possible 2020 Democratic candidate, wrote in an opinion piece for the WashingtonPost that Americans all over the country have told him that they been given "peace of mind" from the Affordable Care Act. Now the revised bill is out, and HR pros are anxiously waiting to see what happens next. "We certainly saw that with Obamacare, for better and for worse", Karpowitz said.
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