CBO delays health care bill analysis
The Congressional Budget Office had been scheduled to release an analysis Monday on the latest GOP bill, including estimated cost and scope of insurance coverage, but the Senate Budget Committee said the release had been postponed, according to Associated Press.
The committee did not indicate an explanation or when the analysis was expected, the report noted.
The CBO’s announcement comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was delaying a highly anticipated Senate vote this coming week on the bill, after Sen. John McCain’s disclosed that he had undergone surgery. Doctors had advised McCain to recover in Arizona this week.
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