Last week the House of Representatives voted on the American Health Care Act. The bill passed the House but with just 217 votes (it needed 216 to pass). Critics of the bill are up in arms over the fast-track manner to which it was passed in the House.
Typically, a bill of this kind would take into consideration the feedback given from the Congressional Budget Office. In short, the CBO would give the a bill a score. Meaning, it identifies the long and short term costs of the bill, and what it means for the American people as a whole.
Yesterday, we reported that Senator Blunt (R – MO) said the Senate will wait for a CBO score before voting to pass the new healthcare bill into law. “The Senate is going to have to have the kind of score they need to move this forward, and the Senate is going to be looking at this to see what we can do to take the House’s work — look at what the House did — and look at what we can do to improve that in our view,” Blunt told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
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