BREAKING: Republicans Force New Healthcare Bill To Pass, CBO Says It’s Even Worse

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19:  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L), Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) (C) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) leave the West Wing of the White House to speak to members of the media after a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump invited all Republican senators to discuss health care over lunch.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republican leaders are now switching gears with the backing of President Trump. Instead of focusing on repeal and replace which is what they previously promised, they are charging ahead with a new ‘repeal only’ health care bill in hopes they get enough votes.

The Congressional Budget Office got their hands on the new proposed bill and says it’s even worse than Republicans’ previous legislation. If passed, it will leave 32 million more people uninsured and get this – double health insurance premiums over the next decade. Yes, that’s not a typo. And, in just the next year if it’s passed, premiums will go up by 25% immediately.

Because they would only be repealing without a plan to replace it with, the new analysis predicts that insurers will end up fleeing the Obamacare markets, leaving half of the nation’s population without coverage options by 2020.

Maybe that’s what Trump meant in his press conference when he said, “I don’t own this.”



Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after the GOP Senators’ lunch at the White House with President Trump that he and the administration were working diligently on getting the few remaining Republican holdouts to to ‘get to yes.’ Even though he didn’t say what getting to ‘yes’ would mean.

The bill is slated to be voted on next week.

“I have every expectation that we’ll be able to get on the bill,” he said.

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