CBO: Republican ‘Fix’ To Health Law Would Hurt Coverage, Cost $74 Billion
The Congressional Budget Office report comes out as House Speaker John Boehner discusses whether there's a future for a GOP bill.
The Fiscal Times: GOP Obamacare Fix Kicks One Million Off Private Insurance
The Congressional Budget Office just poured cold water on a popular Republican proposal to “fix” Obamacare. The GOP’s bill would change the Affordable Care Act’s definition of a “full time employee” from a worker logging 30 hours each week to someone logging 40 or more hours a week. The nonpartisan CBO found that under Obamacare, the GOP bill would increase the deficit by about $74 billion over the next decade and cause one million people to lose their work-based insurance (Ehley, 2/27).
Politico: Vote On GOP Obamacare Alternative In Doubt
Suddenly, a House vote on a Republican alternative to Obamacare seems less likely. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined to commit to an alternative measure coming up for a vote this year but said GOP leadership is going to “continue to having conversations with our members” about items like tax reform and replacing President Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation (Sherman, 2/27).