CBO Score: 9 Highlights From the GOP Healthcare Bill Report

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It would eliminate the mandates that require almost all Americans to have coverage and companies with more than 50 workers to provide health benefits.

But Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, called the bill "dangerous, deadly and deeply flawed".

Over time, it would become more hard for less healthy people (including people with preexisting medical conditions) in those states to purchase insurance because their premiums would continue to increase rapidly.

The forecast by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Capitol Hill's official scorekeeper, is another potential blow to Republican efforts to undo Obama's signature domestic achievement.

The new estimates could give talking points to House Republicans, or to Democrats, who voted unanimously against that bill.

But the first weeks of those talks have not yielded a quick breakthrough, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, acknowledged in an interview with Reuters Wednesday that he is unsure how he will be able to get an agreement. You know, I am curious to see how this lands in the Senate, if they want to get to higher coverage. "But that's the goal".

Ryssdal: And also, the CBO uses, again from the report, language talking about destabilizing the market. These include maternity coverage, hospitalization, prescription drugs, and mental health and addiction treatment.

GOP senators say they have no firm timetable for moving on a bill.

Democrats lambasted the bill once again on social media.

House Republican leaders, who pushed the bill through their chamber before the budget office could complete its final estimate, focused on the deficit reduction still on offer.

The House bill would reduce taxes by around $1 trillion over the coming decade, the budget office said, largely on higher-income people and health care industry firms.

"We are on a rescue mission to bring down the cost of coverage and make sure families have access to affordable care", the Wisconsin Republican said in a statement.

Some popular parts of the Affordable Care Act would remain, including covering pre-existing conditions and allowing young people to stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they become 26. But it's worth remembering that by 2026 you are likely to be less healthy and certain to be less young.

In addition, the new report could say whether the bill achieved enough budget savings to retain special protections the legislation would have to shield it from a Democratic filibuster in the Senate.

"Community-rated premiums would rise over time, and people who are less healthy (including those with preexisting or newly acquired medical conditions) would ultimately be unable to purchase comprehensive non group health insurance at premiums comparable to those under current law, if they could purchase it at all", reads the report. To be exact, CBO projects 14 million more people will be uninsured by 2018 and 23 million fewer people will have health coverage 10 years after passage, in 2026.

Republicans have been trying to repeal Obama's health law since the day he signed it in March 2010.

"It makes everything harder and more difficult", Sen. "People need to understand just how damaging these changes would be to the health care system in MA".

As far as Republican senators go, Lindsey Graham is one of the less dishonorable members of the caucus.

While critics argue the bill could have a negative impact on individuals with pre-existing conditions, Walker said they took strides to ensure they would be covered. "Prices are skyrocketing, choice is plummeting, the marketplace is collapsing and countless more Americans will get hurt if we don't act". However, the private insurance market on the insurance exchanges need work, said Durbin.

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