CBO on Senate Health Bill: 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2rWnid1 on June 27, 2017 at 07:36AM

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday said the Senate proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of uninsured by 22 million by 2026, a devastating blow to the Republican-led effort.

Stethoscope on moneyThe CBO report comes on the heels of a small faction of GOP Senators having said they will not vote for the bill.

According to the New York Times (NYT), Republican Senators Susan Collins and Rand Paul said Monday they plan to vote against the bill, following suit with Senator Dean Heller who announced Friday he would not support the bill.

“It’s worse to pass a bad bill than pass no bill,” Paul said.

The NYT said Collins tweeted Monday her willingness to participate in a bipartisan effort to resolve any flaws in the Affordable Care Act, but that the CBO’s report indicates the “Senate bill won’t do it.”

Click here to read the full New York Times report.