The Congressional Budget Office will not release a score on the revised Republican health care bill on Monday as initially scheduled.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Saturday that he will not push through with the procedural vote to take the bill for a Senate floor debate this week after Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said he’ll not be in Washington as he is recovering from a successful surgery.
The delay will provide the nonpartisan agency more time to calculate the impact of an amendment included by conservative senators.
Under the proposal of Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, insurers would be allowed to offer plans that don’t meet the Title I requirement in Obamacare.
A few GOP senators were waiting for the CBO score before making a decision whether to vote for the bill.
In its initial analysis of the bill’s original version, the agency projected that 22 million more Americans would be uninsured in 2026.
The Daily Caller reports:
GOP leadership faces an uphill battle in getting the support needed to pass the measure — with two lawmakers saying they won’t vote for the bill in its current form and several others saying they are waiting on an updated CBO report before they make a decision.