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CBO Warns It Won’t Have Time To Give Full Analysis On Graham-Cassidy Bill

That could make it difficult for some Republicans to throw support behind the bill, but it will also allow lawmakers to avoid any damaging headlines until after the vote. The Congressional Budget Office's "preliminary assessment" is expected next week.

The Hill: CBO To Release Limited Analysis Of ObamaCare Repeal Bill Next Week 
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday it's aiming to provide a "preliminary assessment" of a repeal bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) by early next week. The score will include information on whether the legislation would reduce deficits by at least as much as was estimated for the House repeal bill passed earlier this year. It will also assess if the bill would save at least $1 billion and whether it would increase on-budget deficits in the long term. (Hellmann, 9/18)

The Hill: Democratic Leaders Want Full CBO Analysis Of ObamaCare Repeal Bill 
Democrats on Monday asked the Congressional Budget Office to conduct a full analysis on coverage losses that would result from the latest Senate GOP effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare. In a letter sent to the nonpartisan budget office, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif. ) said the public needs a “full understanding of the impact this legislation would have” on Americans. (Weixel, 9/18)

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