Compared to Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office estimates an additional 23 million people would be uninsured under the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which would lower the federal deficit by $119 billion.
Senate staffers will spend next week’s congressional recess drafting a health care bill, but GOP senators are increasingly pessimistic about their chances of coalescing around a measure.
A Congressional Budget Office analysis that showed the House-passed American Health Care Act would leave an additional 23 million people without health insurance after 10 years underscored the challenges facing Republican senators as they craft their own bill.
The Congressional Budget Office is set to release its analysis of the House-passed American Health Care Act this afternoon. Many experts expect the “score” will show the measure would lower the federal deficit, and that premiums would cost slightly less, though policies would cover less.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which is set to be released this morning, includes major cuts to biomedical research, disease prevention and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a draft of the Department of Health and Human Services budget that was briefly posted online Monday.
The Trump administration is set to update an appeals court Monday on their next steps in the House v. Price lawsuit, but any of today’s potential outcomes might not reassure insurers ahead of the June 21 rate request deadline.
The Senate GOP’s working group on health care is still discussing how to craft a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers are also focused on a short-term fix to stabilize the individual insurance markets next year. The fix needs to come before June 21, insurers’ deadline for deciding whether to participate in the exchanges for 2018.
There is a chance that House Republicans will have to vote again on their health care bill, which was barely passed by the chamber earlier this month. Speaker Paul Ryan has not yet sent the bill to the Senate because parts of it may have to be redone, depending on how the Congressional Budget Office estimates its effects.
President Donald Trump’s final budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 might propose a 10 percent cap on grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health.
Forty-six percent of voters said any legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act should maintain the 2010 law’s expansion of Medicaid, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll.