CBO Score Update on BCRA

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A CBO score was released on the revised version of a Senate Healthcare bill (BCRA) (the Cruz amendment is not included) which shows that this latest version of the bill would result in 22 million people losing coverage over a decade. That is simply unacceptable.

This means this version of the bill would result in the same number of people losing their health insurance coverage as under the prior version of the Senate bill.  It also means that the bill would continue to reverse nearly all of the historic coverage gains achieved since the ACA was enacted in 2010.  The CBO estimate confirms that the bill’s fundamental flaws — including causing tens of millions of Americans to lose their health coverage and instituting draconian cuts to the Medicaid program — still have not been addressed.

The version of the Senate bill they are scoring (does not include the Cruz Amendment):https://www.budget.senate.gov/bettercare  

CBO Score on this revised version of the bill: https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52941

CBPP’s Analysis on 7/20 CBO Score: https://www.cbpp.org/research/health/new-cbo-estimate-still-22-million-more-uninsured-under-revised-senate-republican

Our goal remains to stop a ‘motion to proceed’ (MTP) vote next week – which looks likely to be held on Monday (7/24) or Tuesday (7/25).

Right now it is not clear, as negotiations are ongoing, which bill will ultimately being vote on next week. If the Senate fails to reach a deal on a revised BCRA, they will bring a “repeal without a replacement” bill to a MTP vote and it will likely fail. If they do reach a deal on the BCRA, it likely means they will succeed on a motion to proceed and we will fight this bill on the floor.

PLEASE keep activating your networks to keep them updated, to underscore there is a high threat level on the future of this bill right now, share key information and analysis, call, call, call your Senators, and continue to elevate the devastating impact of both an ACA repeal and passing the Senate BCRA.