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(L-R)U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, and U.S. Representative Greg Walden hold a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The Congressional Budget Office, (CBO) is expected to release its’ analysis of the GOP health care bill later this week. Before the CBO even provides the official estimates on the cost of the legislation, it has come under scrutiny by the White House and GOP.

The report could be released as early as today:

Here’s some of the headlines, note, some of the stories contain video excerpts too:

Bloomberg TV:  Maya Macguineas, president at Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, talks about costs associated with the American Health Care Act and how that plays into the budget presented by President Donald Trump. She speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

 


BreitbartPrice on Obamacare Replacement: ‘Nobody Will Be Worse Off Financially’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” President Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said that “nobody will be worse off financially” if Republicans in Congress repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act dubbed Obamacare.

Fox NewsTeam Trump, GOP downplay looming CBO report, question group’s competence, earlier findings

Trump administration officials and other key Washington Republicans downplayed the upcoming Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the GOP’s ObamaCare replacement plan Sunday, suggesting the nonpartisan group has miscalculated before on such complex legislation.

New York TimesThe Five Big Numbers to Look For in the C.B.O. Report on Health Care Reform

The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act was released early last week, and it has already marched through consideration in two important committees. Yet members of Congress debated the policy details without essential information: The bill had not yet been “scored” by the Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan group of budget analysts and economists whose job is to forecast the bill’s consequences over the next decade or so.

ReutersTrump aides attack agency that will analyze health bill’s costs

Aides to U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked the credibility of the nonpartisan agency that will analyze the costs of a replacement for Obamacare, as the White House sought to quell opposition from many conservative Republicans.

The Congressional Budget Office, which provides official estimates of the budget impact of proposed legislation, is expected to issue a report as soon as Monday that will assess the healthcare legislation put forward by Republican House of Representatives leaders.

CNNRepublicans brace for CBO report of health care coverage

Republicans may soon get a preview of the political price of health reform.

Washington is braced for the expected release as soon as Monday of a Congressional Budget Office analysis set to reveal the cost and projected reach — and limits — of coverage for the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare.
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