Tuesday, June 27, 2017
CBO REVEALS REPUB. HEALTH CARE BILL DELUSIONS
Pres. Trump promised during his campaign thtat the first bill he would sign would be a repeal of and replacement of Obamacare. Seven months later, Congress, which has Republican majorities in both houses, can't even come up with a bill. The current Senate bill will probably also fail. A report from the non-partisan CPO contradicts Trump's and Republican claims about their Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Trump says the CBO is wrong. Who would you trust most? Politicians for the CBO. Not being a delusional ideologue, I'd go with the CBO. Is this any way to run a law-making institution? Making decisions on the basis of delusions is inefficient and dangerous.
"WASHINGTON Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the U.S. Senate Republican healthcare bill, a nonpartisan congressional office said on Monday, complicating the path forward for the already-fraught legislation.
After the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score, Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican, said she could not support moving forward on the bill as written.
Collins' opposition highlights the delicate balance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must strike as he tries to deliver a legislative win to President Donald Trump by reconciling the Republican Party's moderate and conservative wings.
Moderate senators are concerned about millions of people losing insurance. Key conservative senators have said the Senate bill does not do enough to repeal Obamacare.
The CBO assessment that an additional 15 million people would be uninsured in 2018 under the bill and its prediction that insurance premiums would skyrocket over the first two years prompted concern from both sides."