Senate Democrats asked the Congressional Budget Office to score the “skinny” repeal of Obamacare that the GOP is pushing because, as it stands, it is their best chance of getting something passed. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to be able to pass a comprehensive bill. The alternative” skinny” version is rumored to have a chance of passing even though the CBO estimates it will cause 16 million people to lose their health insurance by 2026.
The GOP has yet to release a version of the “skinny” bill in yet another attempt to keep the American public and Democratic senators in the dark. According to ThinkProgress:
There is no language for this bill, yet. There are rumors circulating on Capitol Hill that this is the only bill that could pass Friday. It’s the only one that complies with budget rules, and allegedly has enough support. The bill would eliminate the least popular provision of the ACA: the individual and employer mandate. The bill would purportedly rescind a tax on medial devices. Everything else in the ACA will remain untouched.
Removing the mandate for employers to cover employees health insurance is a looming disaster as many employers would opt out of covering the employees. This is a provision that will benefit corporations and not the American people.
ThinkProgress has provided a run down of what to expect today and tomorrow as the debate draws to a close and the amendment process begins.
Read more at ThinkProgress to get a comprehensive look at what is in store for today and tomorrow.