Senate Republicans Reveal New Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans revealed a revised bill to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, going into a vote next week.
The updated bill makes some changes to the original Better Care Reconciliation Act, including $45 billion in funding instead of the original $2 billion to fight the opioid crisis, Americans would be able to use their health savings accounts to pay for premiums, insurers would be allowed to offer plans that don’t follow Obamacare regulations as long as they offer plans on the individual insurance exchanges that meets those regulations, and some of Obamacare’s taxes are kept.
This revised bill comes after the Congressional Budget Office found that the original BCRA would lead to 2 million more uninsured Americans by 2026.
A new CBO score is expected early next week.