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Thu Jul 13, 2017, 06:53 PM

Senate Republicans are Considering Alternative Scoring for Cruz Amendment Instead of Waiting for CB

Source: ijr.com



8 hours ago


............Republicans are considering using alternative scoring methods for a version of Sen. Ted Cruz's Consumer Freedom Option in order to proceed with their health care push next week rather than waiting for the Congressional Budget Office's assessment, a Republican Senate aide told Independent Journal Review Thursday morning.

The proposal, to get the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to score a version of the Texas Republican's amendment — which would scrap Affordable Care Act regulations for insurers who continue to offer health care plans that comply with the rules — has been floated during negotiations but not agreed to yet, the source said.
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Why are Republicans looking elsewhere for a score? Because insiders expect the CBO score of Cruz's proposal to take several weeks to complete, and the amendment language was only officially sent to CBO earlier this week.

The math just doesn't work out, causing a dilemma for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who hopes to vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act next week.

The HHS score would speed up that timeline, but whether the score would comply with reconciliation rules, or if it would simply be symbolic — allowing Republicans to work around the parliamentarian to vote on a bill including the Cruz proposal without a CBO score — is uncertain...............

Read more: http://ijr.com/2017/07/919440-senate-republicans-considering-alternative-scoring-cruz-amendment-instead-waiting-cbo/



Republicans always hit on the CBO score.


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Update: John Thune just confirmed this story we broke this morning. Huge implications for reconciliation procedure.




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News: Republicans are considering getting HHS to score Cruz's health care amendment because CBO will take too long:



Haley Byrd‏Verified account @byrdinator 8h8 hours ago
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This hasn't been done before.
Here's how a GOP Senate aide told @TheIJR it would work: http://ijr.com/2017/07/919440-senate-republicans-considering-alternative-scoring-cruz-amendment-instead-waiting-cbo/








Haley Byrd‏Verified account @byrdinator 7h7 hours ago

Why it's significant: Republicans would be using a partisan score, rather than the nonpartisan CBO analysis









Shockratees‏ @ThatShockratees 7h7 hours ago
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No, they're considering it because HHS is controlled by GOP who will falsify the numbers and commit fraud, rather than honest CBO analysis.
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Shockratees‏ @ThatShockratees 7h7 hours ago

Remember the $2,000,000,000,000 "error" in Trump's budget? McConnell's trying to get fake "analysis" the same way.

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Reply Senate Republicans are Considering Alternative Scoring for Cruz Amendment Instead of Waiting for CB (Original post)
riversedge Jul 13 OP
Honeycombe8 Jul 13 #1
MosheFeingold Jul 13 #2
NRaleighLiberal Jul 13 #3
riversedge Jul 13 #4
pangaia Jul 13 #11
C_U_L8R Jul 13 #5
Solly Mack Jul 13 #6
Eliot Rosewater Jul 13 #7
sandensea Jul 13 #8
BumRushDaShow Jul 13 #9
pangaia Jul 13 #10
Lucky Luciano Jul 13 #12

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:00 PM

1. A FAKE score to fool the stupid or uninformed! Heard they might do this.

Doesn't fool me. The CBO score will come out sooner or later, and we'll know. Wonder if some Senators will use the FAKE score as an excuse to vote for it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:00 PM

2. This is stupid

Of course, the Cruz Amendment would save money, both private (cheaper rates for those who select cheap policies) and public (in that there are less subsidies) -- but at the cost of unduly raising rates for those people who do not currently have insurance or let insurance lapse.

The whole point of the ACA was to subsidize people.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:00 PM

3. students will grade their own test...?? oh, that will give an accurate answer...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:01 PM

4. GOP leaders keep saying they'll have an updated CBO score on Monday, but... the Cruz amendment won'






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GOP leaders keep saying they'll have an updated CBO score on Monday, but... the Cruz amendment won't be scored yet.








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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 08:04 PM

11. It's TREMENDOUS MATH, GREAT MATH

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:02 PM

5. I gotta score for you Republicans

Zero. Zilch. Zip.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:05 PM

6. SMH

No point in wondering if they have any shame. They don't.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:08 PM

7. They have the power to kill poor people and minorities, they WILL do it, eventually.

This is what happens when people say the parties are the same.

People die.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:11 PM

8. Nobody does alternative facts like the GOP does.

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Thu Jul 13, 2017, 07:23 PM

9. Bunch of liars, cheaters, and thugs. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 08:03 PM

10. "Alternative" scoring..

jesus on a stick, give me a break



Come on Mueller. get on with it.. :>)))

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Jul 13, 2017, 09:11 PM

12. Alternative scoring/facts/right. Alt is not so cool.

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