Paul Ryan to Send Healthcare Bill to Senate “In a Couple of Weeks”
Speaker Paul Ryan will send the House healthcare overhaul bill to the US Senate in a couple of weeks.
Ryan won’t release the bill until the CBO report comes out. Republican lawmakers do not only live in fear of the liberal media but also from CBO reports.
The CBO is frequently off base with their reporting.
The U.S. House of Representatives will send its healthcare overhaul plan passed earlier this month to the Senate in a couple of weeks after it receives a final analysis by congressional reviewers, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday.
Ryan said during a radio interview that the delay was “out of an abundance of caution” until the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) releases its findings on how much the legislation will cost and its impact on health insurance coverage.
The CBO’s analysis, or “score,” is expected to come as soon as Monday, taking into account final changes to the bill before it passed the Republican-led House earlier this month. It had previously released scores for earlier versions of the bill.
“We are just basically being overly cautious, but there’s really kind of a non-issue here,” Ryan told the syndicated Hugh Hewitt show. “We’re moving it over to the Senate probably in a couple of weeks.”