Early opinions are widely varied.
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According to the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”), the Senate bill aimed at replacing the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured and cut the federal deficit by $321 billion in the next decade.
The Senate bill is known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.
There is a lot of uncertainty as to whether the bill will pass. The doubt of the passage increased after the CBO report was released.
Further, many medical groups have expressed concerns and oppositions to the bill.
The American Medical Association said that the bill will expose some patients to higher costs and greater difficulty affording care. Other groups, such as the American Heart Association and the American Hospital Association have spoken out against the bill as well.
Some groups and providers believe that the bill would bring stability to the insurance markets. Anthem Inc. and other insurers have expressed favorable opinions of the bill.
There is a lot of divide over the bill, which requires 50 of the 52 caucus members’ votes to pass it.
Some republicans are upset that the bill does not do enough to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Others have expressed concern over the Medicaid funding cuts in the bill.
Experts opinions are also varied regarding the Better Care Reconciliation Act.
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