CBO to release score of GOP healthcare bill in two weeks

CBO to release score of GOP healthcare bill in two weeks
© Victoria Sarno Jordan

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is slated to release its analysis of the House's healthcare bill the week of May 22, more than two weeks after the GOP-led chamber passed the legislation.

The House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act last week, but Republicans faced criticism for voting on the measure without an updated CBO analysis, known as a score.

A score will give an idea of how the legislation will impact the deficit and how many people could lose coverage.

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Previous versions of the GOP bill were scored twice in March, but the bill had been amended three times since then.

Senate rules require the upper chamber to have a CBO score before working on the healthcare bill, which means it will be another few weeks until they do any substantive work. Senate Republicans have vowed to make major changes to the House bill.

The CBO said it anticipates releasing the House bill's score "early in the week" of May 22.