GOP senators suggest changes to new health plan

The new GOP health plan has raised concern from both parties in recent weeks, according to Fox News.

On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office released a report that said at least 24 million people would be uninsured within the decade under the new plan.

But, Tom Price, the Health and Human Services secretary, argued the CBO report isn’t accurate.

“We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out,” said Price. “It’s just not believable is what we would suggest.”

On the other hand, other GOP members are more open about the fact that they are on the fence with the bill.

“This is difficult—it’s 18 percent of the economy,” Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., said. “My concern is not with the timeline; my concern is doing it right.”

Presuming all Democrats vote against the bill, Fox News reports the GOP health plan would be killed if more than two Republican senators vote against it.

The CBO report said there will not be insurance for everyone, as Trump has promised, if the legislation becomes law.  Fox reports the GOP bill would use tax credits to help people buy health coverage, expand health savings accounts, put a cap on Medicaid, put an end to some requirements under Obama’s law, and do away with unnecessary taxes.

“We’re keeping this bill intact. We’re obviously going to make some modifications,” Speaker Paul Ryan said on Fox News Tuesday, adding that senators can amend the bill.

H/T: Fox News

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