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Senate Republicans Ask for CBO Score for Cruz's Proposal

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 01 Jul 2017 07:08 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz’s proposal to allow insurance companies to sell non-Obamacare compliant plans as long as they also sell at least one Obamacare-compliant plan is being given a hard look by Senate Republicans, Axios reported Saturday.

Axios reports that GOP senators have asked the Congressional Budget Office to analyze Cruz’s proposal and have asked for a score that includes his changes and a score that doesn’t include his changes.

Cruz, R-Texas., reportedly has negotiated the proposal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has grown increasingly frustrated as the Republican healthcare bill sits in limbo following the release of a CBO score last Monday that said the legislation would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

Cruz has said he cannot vote for the GOP bill in its current form and is joined with at least eight other Republicans. His plan could win support from some of those senators, including Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah.

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Sen. Ted Cruz's proposal to allow insurance companies to sell non-Obamacare compliant plans just as long as they sell at least one Obamacare-compliant plan as well is being given a hard look by Senate Republicans, Axios reported Saturday.
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