The American Health Care Act 2.0 is just as onerous as the original one that never reached the House floor in March. And once again the House is in a hurry to force this through before they go on ANOTHER break after just 9 days in session. And this time they are simply going to pass it and then throw it over the wall and hope the Senate bashes it so they can say they tried to repeal Obamacare but didn’t…saving them from breaking their ‘promise’ while saving them from the very real voter backlash. And again without the CBO scoring which will still show millions of Americans will lose their health insurance.
Republicans aim to pull off a vote on their controversial Obamacare replacement bill in the House on Thursday, before the revised legislation is fully analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office.
“We’re going tomorrow, yes we are,” House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday. He added that he believes Republicans have the votes for passage.
That dash to get the bill out of the House and over to the Senate likely reflects an expectation that the CBO would, for the second time in as many months, offer a grim outlook on the effects of the bill.