Senate Will Not Make House’s Mistakes
The Senate passing the American Health Care Act has left many people involved in the healthcare space with many questions. Even basic information like how much it will cost and what impact it could have are still up in the air as we wait for the Congressional Budget Office to score the bill.
The CBO score for the original version of the bill predicted that 20 million people would lose their coverage. But, the new version that was voted on by the House of Representatives had more provisions that industry experts predict could lead to even more individuals losing their coverage.
While the House voted on the bill before they had all of the information, the Senate will not. Already, the Senate is meeting to discuss the impact and propose changes to the bill based on their findings. The version of the AHCA that the Senate votes on will be very different from the version already passed in the House.
“It’s too early to spike the football,” said Ben Conley, and faculty member for the Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist course. “We still have a long way to go. This is not a repeal, this is an amendment. Ignoring the law and doing nothing is a fool’s errand. This is your time to get educated and get ready.”
Join Health e(fx)’s Allison Manno as she joins Ben Conley as they detail the findings of the CBO report and what you can expect to see the Senate do moving forward in a special webcast for Certified Healthcare Reform Specialists only.
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