Breaking down the CBO’s healthcare score
By Admin | June 12, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a nonpartisan scorekeeper, will evaluate the Republican healthcare proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
The initial analysis by the CBO was considered less-than-favorable by Republicans. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said they only read part of the plan. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the CBO was not a place to look for accuracy.
So what should you look for when the score is released?
- The bill’s impact on the federal deficit
- How many people would lose insurance coverage
- Will premiums decrease over time?
- Will there be Obamacare opt-outs?
- What about people with pre-existing conditions?
For more details, read “What to watch for in new healthcare score” from the Hill.