New CBO score triggers backlash | TheHill

The Republican healthcare bill would result in 23 million fewer people with insurance over a decade, steep premium increases for older people and price hikes for many people with pre-existing conditions, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Wednesday.

The long-awaited analysis of the ObamaCare repeal bill found that a controversial amendment from Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) — added at the last minute to secure conservative votes — would have a significant effect despite Republican assurances to the contrary.

The amendment allows states to waive rules governing what an insurance plan must cover and lets insurers charge sick people more based on their health.

via New CBO score triggers backlash | TheHill

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