— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 14, 2017
… White House officials late Monday night disputed that the document is an analysis of the bill’s coverage effects. Instead, they say it was an attempt by the OMB to predict what CBO’s scorekeepers would conclude about the GOP repeal plan…
According to documents viewed by POLITICO, the OMB analysis intended to assess the coverage and spending outcomes of the legislation.
The analysis found that under the American Health Care Act, the coverage losses would include 17 million for Medicaid, 6 million in the individual market and 3 million in employer-based plans.
A total of 54 million individuals would be uninsured in 2026 under the GOP plan, according to this White House analysis. That’s nearly double the number projected under current law…
Last week, several Republican senators, expressing doubt about CBO estimates, said OMB was expected to issue its own estimates of the plan.
“We disagree strenuously with the report that was put out,” Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told reporters Monday about the CBO after leaving a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. “It’s just not believable is what we would suggest.” Price, while serving as the House Budget Committee chairman, had a role in appointing the current head of the CBO, a conservative economist…
Reminder: CBO Director Keith Hall is a conservative GOP economist selected by Tom Price over objections from Democrats….
— Andrew Taylor (@APAndrewTaylor) March 13, 2017
— ABC News (@ABC) March 12, 2017
Trumpcare would cut taxes, mostly for the rich, by $883 billion, and cut Medicaid by $880 billion.
Aka a reverse Robin Hood.
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) March 13, 2017
CBO: CBO&JCT expect that, under the legislation, plans would be harder to compare, making shopping for a plan on basis of $ more difficult
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 13, 2017
Cue Paul Ryan talking point that Obamacare limited consumer choice https://t.co/JwQCR14IND
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) March 13, 2017
@DanaHoule Thoughts and prayers.
— Laura Packard (@lpackard) March 13, 2017