The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday released its long awaited score on the second Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, the American Health Care Act, which passed the house of representatives, in the last month.
The CBO estimated that the adoption of the AHCA to reduce in a law of the Federal deficit by $119 billion Euro up to 2026, and also at least 23 million Americans left uninsured than under ObamaCare over the same period.
Democrats criticized house Republican leadership for the collection of the updated AHCA to go to the floor for a vote earlier this month, the month before you get an updated CBO score with him.
“The Republicans feared the CBO score, so much so that they rushed to vote for this bill three weeks ago, without even any estimates of how many millions of Americans, they would rip health insurance from or how much would the bill cost the middle class and working families,” house ways and means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal, D-Mass., said. “This reckless and irresponsible behavior is not how we do politics here in Congress.”
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., the CBO said the score showed that the AHCA“, higher costs, less coverage.”
Moments after the CBO published its findings, the Republican National Committee released a statement slamming the CBO, saying they have “a long track record of being way, way” in their modeling.
This criticism was also to be of Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N. J., the architect of the one of the bill’s important changes, who says the CBO actuaries “the prophet.”
“I’m not the same confidence in everything you say,” MacArthur told reporters. “You try to answer the questions, I think it would be better if you say, ‘I don’t know.'”
Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who led the effort to pass the AHCA, defended the bill, saying that under ObamaCare, “families have no options.”
“We are to bring on a rescue mission, the cost of the cover, and make sure that families declared access to affordable care,” Ryan. “In this CBO report confirms that the American Health Care Act to reach our mission: to reduce the premiums, and the reduction of the deficit. It is another positive step in our promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.”
Senate Republicans have stated that their version of the AHCA changed significantly from the House version.
But Sen David Perdue, R-Ga., said, that in spite of the CBO score, “it is no secret that Obamacare is collapsing under its own weight.”
“Families need real relief now from the limited opportunities and the exploding costs of the failed law. Nothing is not an option,” Perdue said to do. “The Senate is now to build on the efforts in the house, our health care system more affordable and accessible for everyone.”
But Senate Democrats have to fight sworn to, the plan every step of the way.
“It is no wonder that the Republicans were afraid of the CBO analysis. Trump care 2.0 is still in the force, millions of Americans lose their health insurance, raise premiums and put critical health care services outside of the reach of hard-working families,” Senate Minority whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said. To give “All that, a GOP-tax cuts for the richest.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.
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