The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday hinted that it is getting many questions about when it will release its analysis of the version of the American Health Care Act bill that the House passed, 217-213, last Thursday.
The CBO posted a blog entry simply to say when it and the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation hope to finishing scoring the version of the bill, H.R. 1628, that passed.
Republicans in the House developed H.R. 1628 in an effort to eliminate Affordable Care Act coverage mandates and taxes, and to replace the ACA’s income-based health insurance tax credit with a new age-based tax credit.
The CBO and Joint Committee on Taxation analysts hope to post their cost estimate of the new version of H.R. 1628 early in the work week that starts May 22, according to Deborah Kilroe, the CBO’s associate director for communications.
The CBO “will provide advance notice of the date and time of release before publishing it,” Kilroe writes.
The CBO is an arm of Congress that helps Congress understand how legislation might change federal revenue, federal spending, and the people, companies and other parties that might be affected by the legislation.