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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the Republican Conference chairman, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, meets with reporters after a closed-door Republican strategy session, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell said Senate Republicans will unveil their revised health care bill Thursday and begin voting on it next week, adding, he could delay the chamber's August recess for two weeks as the GOP tries breaking logjams that have slowed work on that and other issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The CBO said the ‘repeal only’ Obamacare bill would leave 32 million more uninsured


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says a Senate bill for repealing Obamacare without a replacement would cost 32 million people their health insurance over the next decade.

Politico reported that a CBO report on the legislation out Wednesday also found it would double health insurance premiums during the same period.

The CBO’s analysis additionally concluded the measure would shrink the federal deficit $473 billion over 10 years.

The legislation is expected to reach the Senate floor early next week, where it is expected to lack the votes necessary for passage.

Some Twitter users on Wednesday voiced support for Obamacare following the nonpartisan agency’s assessment.

Other people on the social media platform voiced skepticism of the CBO’s score, which comes amid national debate over the future of American healthcare.

The CBO’s score comes as Senate Republicans weigh the merits of only repealing Obamacare or repealing the controversial healthcare law and then replacing it instead.

A plan to repeal Obamacare with a delayed replacement collapsed Tuesday when it became clear it lacked the votes necessary for passage.

Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (AK), Susan Collins (MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (WV) all announced they would oppose the measure.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has struggled most of the summer to secure Republican votes for Obamacare reform.

Conservative and moderate Republican senators have repeatedly disagreed on the specifics of overhauling Obamacare.

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