Congressional Budget Office “Scores” Senate Health Care Proposal

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a body established by Congress to evaluate budgetary impacts of legislation, has issued a report on the U.S. Senate’s version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. The CBO projects that passage of the legislation would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion over the coming decade while increasing the number of people uninsured by 22 million in 2026 relative the current law. See current CBO Report for details. A new version of the Senate bill is being drafted, which will necessitate a new CBO report.