CBO released score of the GOP health reform (Boehner plan). Key facts are these: in 2010, the uninsured rate is 17% of legal residents. After 10 years of the Boehner plan, the uninsured rate is 17% of legal residents. CBO does say 3 million folks insured over these 10 years who otherwise wouldn't be. And bill is estimated to reduce deficit by $68 Billion over 10 years.
House Democratic bill is estimated to reduce deficit by $102 Billion over 10 years and drop uninsured rate of legal residents to 4-5%.
This was not a wise move by Republicans to release this plan....they can't say with a straight face believe the deficit reduction of our bill as scored by the CBO, but not the deficit reduction for your bill as scored by the CBO.
This is the third time this fall that an external factor has fallen into the lap of the Dems/the President and helped reform.
1. The you lie incident during the presidents speech...rallying wavering Dems.
2. The AHIP report released just before Senate Finance Committee vote.
3. This plan released by the Republicans.