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June 26, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Releases Score of Senate “Better Care Reconciliation Act”

On June 26, the CBO released its score of the Senate’s version of the repeal and replace act, the “Better Care Reconciliation Act.”

According to the CBO, the Senate bill would save roughly $321 billion over 10 years–$202 billion more than the House’s American Health Care Act. The bill would result in an additional 22 million people being uninsured by 2026, compared to current law, only slightly fewer than the estimate under the House bill.  Included in the Senate version is $772 billion in cuts to the Medicaid program.  The CBO score also reflects the continuous coverage requirement just added to the Senate bill to address concerns raised when the draft was released last week.